Well apologies for this week’s later than usual Pinteresting post. We are still full of Lurgy here, and so far only The Husband has managed to escape it!
The pins featured in this weeks Pinteresting post have really left me feeling inspired. I even got my sewing machine out to experiment with a couple of new-to-me techniques after seeing some of the pins. I’ve planned some artists feature posts for later in the week too, so if you feel as inspired as I have by these pins, make sure you keep an eye out for those!
So without further ado, I bring you this weeks Pinteresting on the subject of Thread Painting (sort of)….
This pin took a lot of research, and I’m still not 100% sure who the artist is because it’s all in Russian and my iPad doesn’t appear to be offering translation services today. I *think* the artist is Lavdia, and the closest I’ve found is a link to a website called livemaster which seems to be a Russian version of Etsy or Folksy.
It’s lovely to see embroidery used for something functional as well as art. There is a whole selection of beautifully embroidered bags on the website where I’ve managed to find more of her work. I love how realistic the flowers and foliage look. I’ll do some more research in the week and see if i can find a translation or something in English!
This next pin is by South African artist Emma Kriegler. I’ve struggled to find Emma’s own website, however Di van Niekerk features Emma’s work a lot on her website, and I was also surprised to find Emma’s work available as a kit!
Imagine walking through there?! I can smell the oranges from here! The kits for this embroidery are available from Dicraft for around £105 which includes everything you need to create your own version of this. It would be great for trying techniques such as ribbon embroidery.
My final pin for this week is by Monika Kinner-Whalen, a Canadian textile artist. You may have seen me post on Facebook or Twitter about this when I first discovered it earlier in the week. At first, I thought it was a watercolour painting, and it wasn’t until I clicked through to Monika’s website that I realised it was Embroidered. The technique Monika uses is called Thread Painting. She mixes appropriate fabrics with embroidery to create these super realistic images.
This piece is 7″x9″ which sounds small but obviously it takes hours and hours of intricate work to make such a beautiful piece of artwork. I have so many images in my ‘inspiration’ folder, I wish I could stitch like this! Monika does have an excellent website with tutorials, posts about how her career has developed, and posts showing her works in progress and how they are made. Monika also has an article in the current issue (Issue 93) of the Embroiderers’ Guild magazine Stitch titled ‘From Sketch To Stitch’. I must make sure I pop to WHSmiths and get a copy to have a read! You can follow Monika on Facebook or on twitter at @mysweetprairie. Monika also has an Etsy shop where you can buy supplies to make your own original Thread Paintings.
I’ll be doing some more research into Monika’s work, so keep an eye out for that post soon! Make sure you follow me on Pinterest at @strtstitch to keep up with my pins, or follow me on Facebook or Twitter to see my latest bits of work.
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