Eerie, evocative, dense–lots of words come to mind as I try to describe Marjolein Starreveld’s textile work. The faces in her stitched portraits seem to emerge from the backgrounds, although the backgrounds are mostly completely neutral. Of course, the images speak for themselves.
The first thing that caught my eye was the kit for this lovely white work bee.
And check this out: William and Kate clothespin dolls.
Love. Lots more on her site.
Did I spell her name right? *checks again* Phew, yes. I did. Welcome to the work of Kari Breitigam. Or perhaps you beat me to it, which is fine. I’m discovering new people e’rry day.
In any case this talented Houston artist has caught my eye with her precise, meticulous stitching.
This is the reason it’s called satin stitch, people. Look how tight and seamless it is. (Did that sound erotic? I almost called it “buttery.” But, no, really…)