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Animation Craft

An Animated Embroidered Dog

June 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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)

 

 



Design

My wife saw this and said “Oooh I want to learn how to embroider”

May 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Another great piece by textile artist/all-around crafty person Chawne (previously). More of her work here.

 

 



Art History

Jen Bervin embroiders Emily Dickinson’s handwritten punctuation and editorial notes

April 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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)

 

 



Design

An 18-page embroidered newspaper

April 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

For her masters graduate project Belgian designer Ashley Noben spent a year researching the credibility of news outlets. As an output of that endeavor she embroidered, by hand, 18 pages of real news creating her own textile newspaper, De Gobelin. See more of the project here. Thanks Ashley for sharing your work with Colossal! (via quipsologies)

 

 



Art Design

Hand-stitched Vogue magazine covers

April 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

These hand-stitched magazine covers by Inge Jacobsen are pretty wonderful. (via lost at e minor)

 

 



Illustration

Nike Schroeder

March 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Loving this raw, unfinished embroidered illustration work by Berlin-based artist Nike Schroeder. Via her web site:

Her work is composed carefully and extremely detailed and at the same time seemingly rough and unfinished, leaving the ends of the thread hanging out of the pictures like a possible accident. The loose thread adds an incidental component which is sometimes the result of coincidence and at other times the consequence of precise calculation. Either way the falling threads enrich the work with a movement, the association to gravity and the resemblance of possible body fluids such as blood.

(via designboom)

 

 



Design

@MayorEmanuel Embroidered Tweets

March 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Enterprising textile/embroidery artist cauchy09 has begun stitching some of @MayorEmanuel‘s most epic tweets into lovely embroidered notes. Quick backstory: Columbia College journalism professor Daniel Sinker recently outed himself as the individual behind a foul-mouthed twitter account that satirized former chief of staff (and Chicago mayoral candidate) Rahm Emanuel in the run-up to the 2011 election. This clip from the Colbert Report should explain everything. These embroidered tweets could become a cottage industry.