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Elaborate Textile ‘Collages’ of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing

Elaborate Textile Collages of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing textiles embroidery animals Africa

Elaborate Textile Collages of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing textiles embroidery animals Africa

Elaborate Textile Collages of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing textiles embroidery animals Africa

Elaborate Textile Collages of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing textiles embroidery animals Africa

Elaborate Textile Collages of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing textiles embroidery animals Africa

Elaborate Textile Collages of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing textiles embroidery animals Africa

Elaborate Textile Collages of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing textiles embroidery animals Africa

Elaborate Textile Collages of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing textiles embroidery animals Africa

Elaborate Textile Collages of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing textiles embroidery animals Africa

Elaborate Textile Collages of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing textiles embroidery animals Africa

With a background in woodwork, ceramics, weaving, dressmaking, and even stained glass windows, artist Sophie Standing consolidates her breadth of talent in these explosively colorful textile collages of animals and insects. Standing was born in England but now lives and works in Kenya where she seeks inspiration in African wildlife, namely some of the world’s most endangered species like elephants, lions, and rhinoceroses. To create each piece she first paints or sketches on fabric and then draws from a vast collection of decorative fabrics acquired from her travels around the world to create a dense patchwork of color and texture. The artwork is then finished with dense line work applied with a sewing machine.

Standing is currently available for commissions, and you can see more of her work closeup in her online gallery. (via Hi-Fructose)

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Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle leaves embroidery

I’m really enjoying these stitched leaved by artist Hillary Fayle who is currently working on a MFA in Craft/Material studies at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. We’ve seen many different artists working with leaf cuttings (which Fayle does as well), but this aspect of suspended embroidery is pretty special. You can see more examples on her website, and custom pieces are available on request. Photos by Natalie Hofert Photography. (via Lustik)

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Embroidered Silhouettes by Nastasja Duthois

Embroidered Silhouettes by Nastasja Duthois silhouettes embroidery

Embroidered Silhouettes by Nastasja Duthois silhouettes embroidery

Embroidered Silhouettes by Nastasja Duthois silhouettes embroidery

Embroidered Silhouettes by Nastasja Duthois silhouettes embroidery

Embroidered Silhouettes by Nastasja Duthois silhouettes embroidery

Embroidered Silhouettes by Nastasja Duthois silhouettes embroidery

Embroidered Silhouettes by Nastasja Duthois silhouettes embroidery

Embroidered Silhouettes by Nastasja Duthois silhouettes embroidery

Embroidered Silhouettes by Nastasja Duthois silhouettes embroidery

Artist Nastasja Duthois creates large installations and small-scale embroidered artworks that explore aspects of shadow and negative space. Though composed of thousands of straight sewn lines reminiscent of crosshatching, the final pieces are generally organic in form from the silhouettes of dogs and animals to more complex landscapes. You can see more of her work over on BASE and on her website. (via Lustik)

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Embroidered Landscapes and Plants by Ana Teresa Barboza

Embroidered Landscapes and Plants by Ana Teresa Barboza textiles landscapes embroidery

Embroidered Landscapes and Plants by Ana Teresa Barboza textiles landscapes embroidery

Embroidered Landscapes and Plants by Ana Teresa Barboza textiles landscapes embroidery

Embroidered Landscapes and Plants by Ana Teresa Barboza textiles landscapes embroidery

Embroidered Landscapes and Plants by Ana Teresa Barboza textiles landscapes embroidery

Embroidered Landscapes and Plants by Ana Teresa Barboza textiles landscapes embroidery

Embroidered Landscapes and Plants by Ana Teresa Barboza textiles landscapes embroidery

Embroidered Landscapes and Plants by Ana Teresa Barboza textiles landscapes embroidery

Using embroidery, yarn, and and wool artist Ana Teresa Barboza creates landscapes and other imagery that exists in the space between tapestry and sculpture. Mimicking the flow of waves or grass, each piece seems to tumble from its embroidery hoop where it flows down the gallery wall. Most of the pieces seen here are from her 2013 Suspension series, though you can see more on her blog (be sure to click “entrar” next to each item). You can also read a bit more about her work on Now Contemporary Art. (via Ignant, I ♥ Art)

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Felted Veggies Dangle from Embroidered Leaves

Felted Veggies Dangle from Embroidered Leaves vegetables textiles food embroidery

Felted Veggies Dangle from Embroidered Leaves vegetables textiles food embroidery

Felted Veggies Dangle from Embroidered Leaves vegetables textiles food embroidery

I promise Colossal won’t turn into a full-time embroidery blog, but Munich-based Veselka Bulkan from Green Accordion created these fun felted veggies that dangle hang from embroidered leaves. Currently available in two different designs. (via Whimsebox)

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Cross-Stitched Germs and Microbes

Cross Stitched Germs and Microbes microbes germs embroidery

Cross Stitched Germs and Microbes microbes germs embroidery

Cross Stitched Germs and Microbes microbes germs embroidery

Cross Stitched Germs and Microbes microbes germs embroidery

Cross Stitched Germs and Microbes microbes germs embroidery

I’m loving these cross-stitched germs, microbes and other super tiny things by Alicia Watkins over at Watty’s Wall Stuff. The pieces are available a la carte, in sets, or as DIY patterns. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

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Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects embroidery
Greed, 2012. Metal spoon, cotton, Cross stitch, drilling. Photo courtesy Modestas Ežerskis.

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects embroidery

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects embroidery

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects embroidery
Life is Beautiful, 2005. Metal lid, cotton. Cross-stitch, drilling. Photo courtesy Modestas Ežerskis.

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects embroidery
Life is Beautiful, 2005. Metal lid, cotton. Cross-stitch, drilling. Photo courtesy Modestas Ežerskis.

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects embroidery
Bucket of Light, 2010. Sunflower, 2010. Metal parts, cotton, wire, bulb. Cross-stitch, drilling, welding. Photo courtesy Modestas Ežerskis.

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects embroidery
Every Stick Has Two Ends, 2012. Shovel parts, wood, cotton. Cross-stitch, drilling. Photo courtesy Modestas Ežerskis.

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects embroidery
Daily Bread to Give to as Today, 2009. Metal bowl, cotton. Cross-stitch, drilling. Photo courtesy Modestas Ežerskis.

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects embroidery
After Party, 2013. Tin can, cotton. Cross-stitch, drilling. Photo courtesy Modestas Ežerskis.

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects embroidery
Between City and Country, 2009. Metal bucket, watering can, milk can. Cross-stitch, drilling. Photo courtesy Modestas Ežerskis.

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects embroidery
Rococo, 2007. Metal plate, cotton. Cross-stitch, drilling. Photo courtesy Modestas Ežerskis.

Ornate Embroidery Patterns Stitched into Metallic Objects embroidery

In an attempt to subvert traditional embroidery culture, Lithuatian artist Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė applies standard floral and decorative patterns found in embroidery magazines to metallic objects like plates, spoons, lamps and even car doors. The juxtaposition of functional objects emblazoned with traditional textile work is certain unexpected and little amusing, an aspect Severija further illustrates with some of her more humorous pieces depicting cigarette butts embroidered at the base of a tin can, or the skewed reflection of a person’s mouth on the edge of a spoon. From an essay on her work by Dr. Jurgita Ludavičienė:

Employing irony, Severija conceptually neutralizes the harmfulness of kitsch’s sweetness and sentimentality. Irony emerges in the process of drawing inspiration from the postwar Lithuanian village, with which artists have lost connection today, or from the destitute Soviet domestic environment, which women were trying to embellish with handicrafts, no matter what kind of absurd forms it would take. The intimacy of indoors freed from all tensions is the essence of coziness, that is crystallized in Severija’s works as cross stitch embroidery on various household utensils not intended for it.

You can see much more of her embroidery work right here.

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