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“Women’s Suffrage” fiber art by Scrappy Annie

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“Women’s Suffrage” is a series of fiber art pieces by Scrappy Annie. The work (shown in the above image) depicts a female figure bound by rows of threading, immobilized and alone. About this piece, Scrappy Annie explained, “it came to life quite quickly when I was thinking about how some women live lives of solitude, bound . . . → Read More: “Women’s Suffrage” fiber art by Scrappy Annie

Textile samplers by Lorina Bulwer (born 1838), an inmate of the lunatic ward of the Great Yarmouth Workhouse

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The textile samplers in this post were created by Lorina Bulwer (born 1838, in Beccles on the Suffolk/Norfolk border of England). Unfortunately, only the scantest details are known of Lorina’s life: she was the middle child with two brothers, she was educated and grew up in a middle-class family, she never married, living . . . → Read More: Textile samplers by Lorina Bulwer (born 1838), an inmate of the lunatic ward of the Great Yarmouth Workhouse

Vintage mixed-media piece by Kate Tucker

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It could be a necklace, a wall hanging, a headdress.

It is a lovely mixed-media piece by Kate Tucker, a Melbourne, Australia based artist.

Fragile embroidery by Kate Jackson

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Hand embroidered cheerios

Canada based artist Kate Jackson purposefully stitches upon materials which are typically considered too weak to withstand embroidery. Armed with a needle, Jackson stitches thread around cheerios, and through paper towels, flower petals and leaves. Calling this work “Fragile Embroidery,” the artist uses the conceptual theme of patience to motivate her . . . → Read More: Fragile embroidery by Kate Jackson

Collages combining anatomical imagery and botanicals by Travis Bedel

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Artist Travis Bedel takes illustrations of anatomical imagery from science guides and textbooks, and embeds botanical imagery around them. Chrysanthemums cluster inside crevices, vines sprout from veins. Bedel cuts and pastes these disparate elements forming seamless finished pieces.

See more of the artist’s work on his tumblr site.

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Paper cut collage work by Elise Wehle

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“Girl Looks Back” Collage, Paper Cut, Ink Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.75 inches

Using drawings, photos, and prints, Utah based artist Elise Wehle creates collages of landscapes and ethereal figures. Wehle then carves out geometric patterns in strategic parts of the work, adding to the air of mystery in the final piece.

From the artist’s . . . → Read More: Paper cut collage work by Elise Wehle

A life-size elephant folded from a single sheet of paper by Sipho Mabona

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Luzern, Switzerland based origami artist Sipho Mabona recently folded a life-size elephant with just one sheet of paper. The initial expanse of paper measured 50ft by 50ft (or 15 meters by 15 meters) and, at times, took up to 10 people to move and crease. Currently the 10 feet tall (or 3+ meters high) creature is on . . . → Read More: A life-size elephant folded from a single sheet of paper by Sipho Mabona

Embroidered landscapes growing out of their hoops by Ana Teresa Barboza

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Ana Teresa Barboza embroiders landscapes which grow out of their hoops, becoming knitted organic flows representing water and moss. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this and I’ve seen a lot of embroidered art. Enjoy!

See more of Barboza’s work on her blog.

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Paper wearables from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection by Bea Szenfeld

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Sweden based fashion designer Bea Szenfeld creates entire collections of clothing entirely from paper. In her latest series, entitled “Haute Papier,” she incorporates animals (constructed from paper, of course) as well as clusters of geometric and organic shapes into her designs. Szenfeld’s pieces are held together only by thread and glue. I’d avoid donning . . . → Read More: Paper wearables from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection by Bea Szenfeld

Border crossing as expressed by the book art of Monique Janssen-Belitz

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The Border Crossed Me – Migrants by Monique Janssen-Belitz | Inside view: watercolor, crayon, acrylic ink, raffia, 2010

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New Mexico based artist Monique Janssen-Belitz explores the theme of border crossing and migrants. Inspired by the magnificent scenery of her . . . → Read More: Border crossing as expressed by the book art of Monique Janssen-Belitz