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Meticulously Embroidered Pendants Recreate Iconic Paintings From Art History

Jessica Blazek translates renowned works from art history into embroideries that fit in the palm of your hand. Her online shop called Thimble Thistle features the exquisite landscapes of world-famous artists like Vincent van Gogh, Hokusai, and Claude Monet as they’re meticulously recreated with colorful threads. Each of Blazek’s pieces convey the original paintings’ essence as her tiny stitches represent the bold brush strokes for which each respective artist is so well known.

Blazek displays her completed embroideries in tiny hoops to wear around your neck. The pendants are attached to antique bronze-plated chains, but if necklaces aren’t your style, she’s able to convert any of these pieces into brooches by simply adding a pin back.

The stitched accessories are now for sale in the Thimble Thistle Etsy shop.

Thimble Thistle: Etsy | Instagram
via [So Super Awesome]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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