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New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder

New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder thread textiles portraits illustration

New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder thread textiles portraits illustration

New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder thread textiles portraits illustration

New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder thread textiles portraits illustration

New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder thread textiles portraits illustration

New Embroidered Portraits by Nike Schroeder thread textiles portraits illustration

One of my favorite textile artists and Colossal regular Nike Schroeder (previously here and here) just finished this beautiful body of work entitled Berlin EG that captures moments from her everyday life there. I love the minimalistic quality of her line work and the unfinished strands that dangle from each piece giving it an off-balance sort of energy that really forces you to stop and consider each piece. A number of the works are currently on display at Urban Outfitters Berlin. Lovely work.

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Thread and Nail Portraits

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Thread and Nail Portraits thread portraits nails multiples

Design duo Pamela Campagna and husband Thomas Scheiderbauer of L-able created these two intricate thread portraits using old family photographs. Each piece took nearly a month, beginning with the large family portrait using black thread and moving on to the multi-toned woman. I’m such a sucker for this kind of work, being drawn to the geometry that’s used to create the organic shapes. Thanks Pam for sharing your work with Colossal!

If you like this, also check out this album cover work for EKKO Recordings.

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Julien Salaud: Stellar Animals

Julien Salaud: Stellar Animals thread taxidermy sculpture deer animals

Julien Salaud: Stellar Animals thread taxidermy sculpture deer animals

Julien Salaud: Stellar Animals thread taxidermy sculpture deer animals

Julien Salaud: Stellar Animals thread taxidermy sculpture deer animals

Julien Salaud: Stellar Animals thread taxidermy sculpture deer animals

Julien Salaud: Stellar Animals thread taxidermy sculpture deer animals

Julien Salaud: Stellar Animals thread taxidermy sculpture deer animals

French artist Julien Salaud wraps acquired taxidermy deer in intricate shells of thread and nails creating these strikingly beautiful geometric webs. The ongoing series is titled Animaux stellaires (Stellar Animals), and you can follow along on his blog where he frequently posts updates and discoveries in his work.

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We Are All Part of the Same Thing

We Are All Part of the Same Thing typography thread posters and prints

We Are All Part of the Same Thing typography thread posters and prints

We Are All Part of the Same Thing typography thread posters and prints

We Are All Part of the Same Thing typography thread posters and prints

We Are All Part of the Same Thing typography thread posters and prints

Australian artist Dominique Falla created this stunning thread and nail poster as an entry for this year’s Positive Posters competition. Via the Tactile Typographer:

The idea was born because I wanted to enter the Positive Posters competition and I wanted to do some wound string, so the concept of an interlocking network was born. I came up with a phrase, set it in trusty Helvetica, worked out how the nail grid would have to work, then I spent 6 hours nailing little tiny nails into an MDF board (I had a little help from passersby in the workshop) and another 4 hours winding coloured cotton and hey presto.

If you ask me it sounds like the poster competition has a winner. Head on over to Positive Posters to give it a vote. (thnx, dominique!)

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Lauren DiCioccio

Lauren DiCioccio thread embroidery

Lauren DiCioccio thread embroidery

Lauren DiCioccio thread embroidery

Lauren DiCioccio thread embroidery

I grew up in a house where the sound of my mom’s sewing machine was constantly hammering away in the background, so it’s easy for me to appreciate how much time it must take Lauren DiCioccio to make these pieces with just a needle and thread. Especially enjoy her sewnnews series. (via who killed bambi)

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