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Thread Paintings by Cayce Zavaglia

September 26, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Cayce Zavaglia creates these impossibly layered embroidered portraits using methods more akin to delicate brush strokes with perfectly mixed paint than your mother’s cross-stitch. Via her website:

Initially, working with an established range of wool colors proved frustrating. Unlike painting, I was unable to mix the colors by hand. Progressively, I created a system of sewing the threads in a sequence that would ultimately give the allusion of a certain color or tone. The direction in which the threads were sewn had to mimic the way lines are layered in a drawing to give the allusion of depth, volume, and form. Over time the stitches have become tighter and more complex but ultimately more evocative of flesh, hair, and cloth.

Her online porftolio contains another 14 unique portraits. (via rhumboogie)

 

 



Illustration

Embroidered Wine Stains

September 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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!

 

 



Art

Embroidered Car Doors

August 8, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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)

 

 



Illustration

Embroidered Illustrations by Nike Schroeder

August 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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!

 

 



Art

Embroidered Mattress by Louise Riley

July 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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)

 

 



Art Food

Embroidered Toast

June 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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)

 

 



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)

 

 

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