Textile artist Mariana Baertl is the creator behind a brand called Living Fibers; a name couldn’t be more striking for the beautiful works she creates. Using fibers and yarns from around the world, Mariana carefully embroiders and weaves the textiles into gorgeous, vivid artworks that have amazing textures and color palettes. Love!
From palm trees and alpacas to all kinds of wonderfully weird abstract shapes; Stefanija’s colorful embroidery gives these shirts, sweater and jackets such an elegant, one of a kind look!
Based in Berlin, Stefanija creates her embroideries on used, ethically produced fabrics and gives new life to old fashion items. She frequently sells them through her Etsy shop called Damaja Handmade and shares her new creations on her inspiring Instagram.
Incredibly colorful and impressively similar the ‘real bugs’. I ADORE these moths and butterflies by North Carolina based artist Yumi Okita. Yumi creates her magical creatures with hand painted cotton fabric, which she embroiders with layers of threads to create texture and color. With her sculptures, which can reach up to 30 centimeters in width, she tends to capture the realism of nature then manipulated into the world of imagination.
Two of her fabric creations are currently available in her Etsy shop!
Imagine having your favorite place in the world captured with needle and thread. Little colorful stitches that eternalize the grass, sky and the buildings in a beautiful, one of a kind embroidery to remind you of that spot in a very unique piece of art. This is how Luxembourg based artist Libby Williams combines her passion for art and traveling; after exploring a new city or country, she embroiders the locations that she loved the most onto hoops that portray these places in a whimsical and unique style. And to give her work extra character, she often combines her embroidery with paint too.
It’s the bold lines and strong colors that I love most about Marta Fofi’s illustrations. And I love how she has integrated her animals, portraits and other imagery into beautiful embroideries that are equally colorful and rich of delightful details. The friendly looking bloke with the tropical beard is my favorite!
My latest crush: birds, botanicals and more delightful pieces of fabric art by The Moody Rabbit. All handmade with love by Perth based artist and founder Hannah Goggs. In many of her work, Hannah applies the stitches to the fabrics by machine which kind of makes her works look like pencil sketches. It gives them such a wonderful and unique character.. love!
Current crush: Danielle Clough’s embroidered bits of flowers, birds and butterflies. With stitches that are so incredibly detailed that it appears these colorful birds will fly away any second now! They are part of a collaboration with artist Danelle Malan and illustrator Daniel Hugo, in which they are creating 7 large pieces of artwork themed on the 7 indigenous trees found around the Silvan resort in South Africa. The project is still a work in progress and you can follow Danielle on Instagram to see how it’s moving along!