Raleigh, North Carolina based artist Yumi Okita creates enormous textile sculptures of insects, some measuring nearly a foot wide. Using applique and embroidery techniques, Okita embellishes pieces of fabric to form the wings, bodies and faces of flying anthropods like moths and butterflies. Materials used include fabric, fake fur, fabric paint, embroidery thread, wire, . . . → Read More: Gigantic moth and butterfly sculptures created by embellished embroidered textiles by Yumi Okita
Moscow, Russia based artist Yulia Ustinova is captivated by the roundness of the female figure. Hips, buttocks, tummy and breasts. Armed with a crochet hook and variegated yarn, Ustinova renders the curves, twists and turns, covering the underlying metal armature with a skin of tightly wound fabric.
From an interview with ZoneArts, the artist . . . → Read More: Crochet figures by Yulia Ustinova
Dark. Delicate. More embroidery on vintage photographs by Amsterdam, Netherlands based artist Hinke Schreuder.
See more of Schreuder’s work here.
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Dogs? Ant-eaters? Whatever the species, this pack of magical creatures has captured my fancy. Constructed by Brooklyn-based artist Hannah Haworth, each animal was made with material hand-knitted by the artist herself. I love the way Haworth uses the fair-isle patterns to denote the animals’ legs, body and facial features, emphasizing their ambling motion.
About . . . → Read More: A herd of knitted animals by Hannah Haworth
Berlin based mixed media artist Jose Romussi embellishes vintage photographs of ballet dancers with colorful embroidery. I’m smitten by this guy’s work. See more of it here and here.
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Allergic reactions, asthma attacks, permanent lung damage. Mold can trigger serious health problems. Yet, it is fascinating to behold – expanding, discoloring and deforming its host. ELIN creates textile and crochet nature studies both to wear and to display. See more of their creations here.
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In “We Are All Wild Things” artist Permindar Kaur creates a series of fleece fabric creatures with pointy horns, claws, beaks and hair. Inspired by Maurice Sendak’s illustrated story “Where The Wild Things Are,” Kaur’s creations evoke the character of Max, dressed in a wolf suit (or 1-piece pajama set) escaping banishment to his . . . → Read More: “We Are All Wild Things” soft creatures by Permindar Kaur inspired by Maurice Sendak’s classic story “Where The Wild Things Are”
“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 . . . → Read More: “Women’s Suffrage” fiber art by Scrappy Annie
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
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