‘A Common Thread’ is an exhibition of embroidered portraits by Sarah-Anne Kennedy depicting women’s traditional style and costume from all around the globe. From Japan to Finland, Ireland to Nepal this intricate handwork celebrates the strength and beauty of femininity – from the primitive to the sophisticated.
Salt Lake City-based artist Stephanie K. Clark creates whimsical paintings of different dwellings. The catch is, she doesn’t use paint, but rather, she uses thread.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]