samedi 5 février 2011

In stitches

 the age where technology is able to do almost everything, it is a huge comfort (for me, anyway) to know that the art of hand embroidery has not been lost. As a child, I remember looking at my grandmother's embroidery as well as learning different stitches in school. Being able to sew by hand came in handy when buttons came loose or clothes needed to be mended.

ETSY is a happy place for me and here, I found several wonderful artists who keep the art of stitches alive and well.

Through her embroidered portraits, dioramas, and jewelry, Cindy Steiler takes hand embroidery to the next level and with a modern twist. Her ETSY shop, MarysGranddaughter, was named in honor of her grandmother who taught her sewing and crochet. I love how she incorporates vintage materials and antique doll parts in creating such imaginative pieces.

girl and her goat - embroidered diorama

bathing beauty

embroidered brooch- greta is not amused

head in the clouds

Johanna Wood of Metal, Cloth & Wood incorporates embroidery in her wonderful sterling silver jewelry. Her pieces are worth collecting, wearing, and showing off. 

Embroidered Bluebird Brooch

Embroidered Apple Pendant

Embroidered Heart Ring

Embroidered Teapot Bracelet

WaterRose's meticulously embroidered wrist cuffs, home décor, and jewelry are sure to invite many compliments aside from ooooohs and aaaaahs. I personally admire her embroidered Queen Anne's Lace.

Queen Annes Lace Wrist Cuff

Starry Night Brooch

Crow and Key Steampunk Brooch

For the science geek in all of us (myself included), Malarie Burgess' aptly named ItsAStitch shop offers handstitched molecules --taking embroidery to the "molecular level" . I especially like her rendition of Oxytocin <3 <3 <3

Love Molecule - Embroidered Wall Art

Caffeine Fix - Embroidered Wall Art
Happy Molecule - Embroidered Wall Art

I hope you enjoyed these embroidered creations. Until next time, thanks for reading. =(^.^)=

2 commentaires:

  1. What a fun post! Love all of the work here and admire the creativity that shines through... thank you for featuring my work!

  2. Wow! Thank you so much for the feature and especially for your sweet compliments!