Amelia Harnas creates these delicate portraits using a combination of embroidery and wine stains. Via her website:
These portraits are created either by using a wax resist (much like batiks) and repeated wine stains with embroidery as a reinforcing drawing over the original design or wine on paper with machine sewing. These are my first experiments using wine, and I am excited to continue expanding upon these first results.
It’s amazing to see the amount of control she has using the liquid, as is especially noticeable in the first piece. See several more pieces in her wine stain series here. Big thanks to Zum Zum for submitting this!
New to me, these embroidered car doors by Lithuanian textile artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene who has an enormous body of work involving stitched objects including bowls, irons, lamps and much more. Photos via OutsaPop. (via yellowtrace)
Some stunning new embroidered canvases today from Berlin-based artist Nike Schroeder (previously) who has taken a distinctive new direction with her needlework using delicate lines and a muted color palette to create these illustrations that seem to drip from the canvas. Thanks Nike for sharing your work with Colossal!
A remarkable embroidered mattress by UK artist Louise Riley. Her sewn translation of pencil sketches to textile art are also amazing, a good example can be seen here (vaguely nsfw). (via saatchi)
The work of Judith G. Klausner is making the rounds today, specifically her Oreo Cameo series, but I was struck most by the absurd beauty of her embroidered toast pieces. She’s also mastered the art of Chex cereal needlepoint. (via quipsologies)
I can say with absolute certainty that in over 1,100 posts on Colossal this is the first featuring an animated gif. This is the work of Atlanta-based Aubrey Longley-Cook who created this animated dog by photographing the backside of the embroideries that it’s made from. (via lustik)
Another great piece by textile artist/all-around crafty person Chawne (previously). More of her work here.
Textile artist Jen Bervin has created something wholly peculiar and wonderful in her project The Dickinson Fascilies. During her lifetime Emily Dickinson tried to avoid publication, referring to it as “the auction of the mind,” and yet she continued to write, completing some 1,700 poems.
Between approximately 1858 and 1864, Dickinson grouped her poems into small handbound packets, later called fascicles. They are very humble bindings: stab-bound with twisted red and white thread and tied off teeteringly near the folded edge. The stitch held the stacked folded sheets together but made them a harder to open. [...] Her fascicles and fragments were dismembered, regrouped, scissored, and marked by her various editors as they changed hands and often her poems have been restructured and changed considerably for print.
Interested in the editorial patterns Bervin abstracted the editor’s notes, punctuation and other details from Dickinson’s poems and used cotton and silk thread to embroider the marks on enormous cotton sheets nearly 6′ tall by 8′ wide. I’m seriously geeking out over these. A fascinating idea. (via quipsologies)