I still love these super cool, almost sparse, and often mod-style cut-and-paste collages by Bricolagelife. (Is “sparse” right? “Spare” wouldn’t be right. I just mean that there is lots of space around the collage work and the images have room to breathe.)
Oh, this is so much fun. Last Friday the Mr X Stitch site introduced Weave, a social networking community their team developed just for stitchers of all sorts. There are several group forums based on topics of interest including cross stitching, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, needle felting, and plush.
I’m looking forward to seeing this site develop. Check it out here.
I discovered Lorena Marañón only last Friday when I posted about her involvement in the Sampler Embroidery project. Little did I know that I was missing out on her gorgeous work. Her colors are vibrant, her style intricate. Both weave together in pieces that grab your eyeballs and pull them in for a closer look.
Visit Marañón’s website to see more embroidery pieces and check out her accessories too.
So cool. Enjoy!
Sampler Embroidery is a consortium, an etsy shop stocking pieces by five artists/embroiderers. So far, they have five items. Five wonderful items. All are stitched on vintage handkerchiefs. You can learn more about the contributing artists and their project here.
Do check out the artists’ websites. You’re in for a treat.
This is a mere eye candy post for those of you who, like me, love a good vintage hankie.
I sometimes embroider on mine:
And have a good time scouring thrift shops for those with unique patterns or embroidery motifs.
And online of course…
All so sweet and different. Can’t imagine blowing my schnoz on one of these beauties.
Currently loving these fiber works from Foxtail Creek Studio. Hello, nature.
Darling trees. Soothing natural color palette. I think the mushrooms might be my fave.
This scene has a river.
Birds’ nests seem to be a specialty.
Welcome to the stitch drawings of Caroline Hwang.
Hwang is an illustrator, embroiderer, and designer who, in addition to her other work, has created a beautiful line of cookbooks.
She is multi-talented indeed.
The above image of the woman looks almost cartoonish, doesn’t it? But then the fabrics and flower embroidery motif give the whole piece sort of a vintage country look. So cool when styles battle it out like that. Then again, I can’t tell if they’re opposing each other or harmonizing…
I’ll think on it:
And two more.
More on Hwang’s website.