August 2, 2022

Embroidery Artist Puts a Twist on Her Hoop Art by Stitching Fabric Photographs

There are endless creative possibilities with embroidery—it's not just a needle and thread. Floor Giebels, aka Full Metal Needle, is one artist who goes beyond the traditions of the craft by incorporating photography into her hoop art. Her pieces feature figures with their backs turned towards the camera, looking out at picturesque landscapes. Areas including the ocean, grassy fields, and forests remain as printed images while the characters are enhanced with stitching.

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May 23, 2022

These Embroidered Vegetables Look Like They Were Plucked Straight From a Garden

There's more than one way to grow a vegetable garden. Japanese artist @konekono_kitsune cultivates their own fresh produce using a needle and thread. From turnips to snap peas to bell peppers, their embroidery art is lush enough to fill a cornucopia. All of these hand-stitched veggies are rendered with three-dimensional texture so that they better resemble their real-life counterparts. @konekono_kitsune shows off their accuracy by photographing every finished piece over their inspiration.

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April 5, 2022

Learn How to Enhance Your Embroidery With Printed Fabrics in This Online Craft Class

There are many ways to get creative with embroidery. You’ll be amazed at what a humble needle and thread can produce. But having the idea and actually making something are two different things. Luckily, with the help of artist Floor Giebels, you’ll get step-by-step instructions on how to craft awesome embroidery on printed fabrics. Her course titled Intermediate Embroidery: Getting Creative with Printed Fabrics is now available on our e-learning platform, My Modern Met Academy.

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March 23, 2022

Realistic Textile Sculptures of Hearts Are Dedicated To Forgotten Women

Women have been overlooked throughout history, but artist Ema Shin honors their lives in her series of carefully crafted heart sculptures, entitled Hearts of Absent Women. Red, plush, and adorned with sparkling beads, these works of art merge different types of handicrafts—traditionally female pursuits—while their anatomically correct structure highlights the existence of women that have been erased from the past. “I was born in Japan and grew up in a traditional Korean Family,” Shin says.

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