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Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand-Stitched Embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Starting with vintage photography and illustrations of models sporting fashions from the 1950s, Amsterdam-based artist Hinke Schreuders applies a rich layer of hand-stitched embroidery, beading, lace, and flourishes of ink to entirely new images that can be both unsettling and exuberant. The pieces seen here are part of an ongoing series called Works on Paper, started in 2008. With her work Schreuders says she seeks to “subtly confuse notions of feminine vulnerability and reinforce the position of embroidery as an artistic medium,” something I think we can all agree she has done masterfully.

Schreuders most recently exhibited as part of a group show at Robert Mann gallery titled the The Embroiderederd Image which brought together almost a dozen artists currently working at the interesection of photography and embroidery or textiles. She’ll have more work on view in Amsterdam next month at both We Like Art and Amsterdam Drawing 2014. You can follow more of her work on Facebook.

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand Stitched Embroidery mixed media fashion embroidery

(via Hyperallergic, Mister Finch)

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Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Based in Oxford, England, illustrator Chloe Giordano creates delicate depictions of miniature animals rendered with freehand embroidery. The final works of a sleeping fawn or mouse are scarcely larger than the size of a thimble, yet can take long periods of time to complete as she mixes myriad thread colors to achieve perfection for each piece. Giordano also creates various 3D sculptures which you can see more of over on her Tumblr, and says that she is currently available for projects and comissions.

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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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