Receiving a fresh floral bouquet is nice, but sometimes you want something a bit more unique and long-lasting. Well, Olga Prinku creates a special type of flower arrangement that requires no water or vase. The North Yorkshire-based artist uses real dried blossoms as the medium for colorful embroidery art on delicate tulle. “The idea for flowers-on-tulle embroidery came out of my hobby of wreath-making,” Prinku tells My Modern Met.
Crafting can be an incredibly fun and relaxing way to spend your free time.
No matter what kind of embroidery you’re stitching, chances are that you are doing it in an embroidery hoop.
At first glance, this dramatic scene of a kingfisher bird diving into the water could be mistaken for a photograph. But, look again. It's all created using thread. The incredible image is the work of the embroiderers at XQ Vietnam, a group of stitchers who create amazingly realistic works with just a needle and floss.
Getting into embroidery can seem a bit intimidating at first.
The Earth is a constant source of inspiration for artists.
Artist Katrin Vates evokes the lushness of the great outdoors through embroidery. Her meticulously detailed landscapes depict tall trees and hidden houses via tiny stitches. They evoke the beauty and wonder you feel when walking through the woods; that the landscape is vast but is full of small moments like a leaf floating towards the ground. Vates became interested in embroidery as a way to decorate things in her home.
With their delicate forms and iridescent colors, insects make the perfect subjects for arts and crafts projects.
Artists and crafters around the world have been using the humble needle and thread for centuries.
Sometimes referred to as canvas work, needlepoint is a type of embroidery that dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Traditionally done by stitching wool yarn through a stiff even weave canvas, the craft these days uses different types of thread—from silk and cotton yarns to ribbons and metallic cords—to create different textures.
Embroidery is a craft that is easy to begin but can be a challenge to master.
We typically expect embroidery to be stitched in a hoop, but artist Danielle Clough defies convention with her fiber art.