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May 17, 2020

Beautifully Colorful Embroidery Designs Based on Impressionist Paintings

Ukrainian textile artist Ludmila Perevalova stitches colorful embroidery designs that look like landscape paintings inspired by Impressionist masters like Claude Monet. Each colorful design captures the beauty of the artwork it’s based on, as well as the vibrant energy of nature. Perevalova first learned how to embroider from her mother when she was a child. Now that she’s retired, she spends time perfecting her craft every day—and her hard work certainly shows.

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February 11, 2020

Artist Embroiders the Organic Textures of Moss, Lichen, Coral Reefs, and Mold

Canadian artist Hannah Kwasnycia hand stitches abstract embroidery hoops inspired by nature. In particular, she is interested in capturing the organic shapes of moss, lichen, coral reefs, and mold—using a variety of stitches, colors, and beads to do so. Currently based in New Zealand, Kwasnycia discovered the art of hand embroidery a little over a year ago.

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December 20, 2019

Embroidery Artist Meticulously Recreates Art History’s Most Iconic Works as Tiny Brooches

Embroidery artist Ira Pashkevych translates some of the most famous works of art history into tiny textiles you can hold in your hand. Meticulously constructed, each short stitch acts as a brushstroke that captures a faithful likeness of paintings by artists like Vincent van Gogh and Monet. Pashkevych recreates their tactile strokes on a much smaller scale, and it’s a testament to her incredible abilities to reproduce the works in this way.

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November 12, 2019

Latin American Embroidery Artist Covers Denim Jackets in Colombia’s Colorful Flora

Denim jackets have been a wardrobe staple ever since they were popularized by silver screen stars such as James Dean and Steve McQueen in the 1950s. Today’s jean jackets come in a number of different styles and colors, but Colombian textile designer Ana Maria Restrepo (of Amarpo) adds personality to the simple garment by customizing them with colorful embroidery. Inspired by her Latin American roots, Restrepo’s upcycled garments celebrate the colorful beauty of Colombia’s nature.

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