Embroidered microbes will kill you with their cuteness

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 20 March 2014

Line the walls of your beautiful home with deadly parasites and bacteria with these embroidered microbes by Etsy seller Alicia Watkins. Her store, ‘Watty’s Wall Stuff’, sells her cross stitched creations, which range from gangsta mottos to Patrick Stewart to zombie welcome signs. But the items that have caught our fancy are these embroideries of Herpes, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Black Mold, the common cold, and other microbes. Because what’s the point of Herpes’ existence if you can’t decorate your home with it, right?

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Cute handmade monster and birdie mobiles

Anna Dowsland Reader Find

By Anna Dowsland in New Art on Monday 24 June 2013

Stitched by hand with embroidered features, these incredibly adorable creature mobiles can be found at the London based company called Pigs Have Wings. Perfect for your little ones or maybe your own collection. Who can resist.

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Classic oxford shirt with an embroidered mustard stain

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Fashion on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Apparently, perfectly clean oxford shirts are out of style. Now you can wear a classic oxford shirt with a twist: an embroidered mustard stain courtesy of Mordechai Rubinstein. And if mustard isn’t your thing, this shirt is also available in ‘ketchup’. Because there’s nothing better than intentionally looking like you just ate a hot dog.

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Embroidery art by Jose Ignacio Romussi Murphy

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 28 May 2012

How is it possible for embroidery to look this good? Jose Ignacio Romussi Murphy takes vintage dance photos and embroiders terrifically coloured threads onto tutus, skirts, and sometimes the head gear too. Delightfully fun.

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365 embroidered artworks by Lucky Jackson

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 21 April 2012

Self-taught artist, Lucky Jackson, embroiders a mixed-media artwork a day, livening up a mumsy medium with neon colour blocks and whimsical indie illustrations. The a-work-a-day concept is just a tad overdone out there. But we’ll make an exception just because her works charm us so much.

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Embroidered typography by MaricorMaricar

Sam Hoh Reader Find

By Sam Hoh in New Design on Thursday 12 April 2012

Amazing hand-drawn type plus beautifully executed embroidery is definitely a winning combination in my book. MaricorMaricar are twin designers from Sydney whose work spans across many creative fields (illustration, animation and typography). What I love about their tactile work is the patterns created through the textured embroidery: the stitches and its technique is something that has been well-considered when constructing and designing these gems.

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Ben the Illustrator gets stitched up by Peter Crawley

Contributions Reader Find

By Ben O'Brien in New Products on Thursday 2 December 2010

For the past year Ben the Illustrator and product-designer Peter Crawley have been working together on a series of design pieces which are now on sale. Each piece was designed by Ben and then hand-embroidered into card by Peter.

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Alicia Ross

Tes One Contributor

By Tes One in New Art on Tuesday 1 June 2010

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 […]

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