Richard Saja is an accomplished textile designer whose work involves embroidering quirky, brightly coloured patterns on old traditional French toile. Saja transforms historic, rather bland, 18th century figures by embellishing them with Maori face tattoos and clown outfits. One might even find a mohawked Victorian lady dressed as punk-rocker. His original, one-off creations, have landed him partnerships to create designs for some of the biggest retailers in the fashion world: Opening Ceremony and Bloomingdales, among them. His designs feature reguarly on his blog, Historically Inaccurate.
Ehren Reed’s work is often a re-interpretation of digital media through the throwback disciplines of stitching and embroidery, with bits of found objects, books and maps mixed in. But sometimes the hows and whys just don’t matter and you can simply stand back and say, ‘I like it’. I happen to also adore the person.
Having already been a fan of Alicia Ross’s work, I’ve since had the pleasure of becoming friends with her over the past few years. Her friendly persona amplifies the contrast in her intricate embroidery of remixed, provocative compositions. Her ongoing Motherboard Series is a beautiful example of her work and a breath of fresh air [...]