My Monday crush: hand-embroidered adornments by An Astrid Endeavor to give your outfit a color-popping boost. Aren’t these gorgeous? Each of these gems is handmade by Astrid; a San Francisco based maker who takes inspiration form everything around her to create one of a kind embroidered jewelry and home decor. Love!
Oh, the beautiful things that can come from needle and thread. Humayrah Poppins once began her career studying fashion, but discovered embroidery to be her real passion. She then studied Hand Embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework and now uses her incredible skills to create beetles, butterflies and more lovely creatures that are so incredibly delicate and rich of details. Love!
I often wander through the woods near my home, where I gather leaves, twigs, feathers and other things I can find to bring back home and preserve. I also like to incorporate the treasures I find into my embroideries and with each piece I feel that a part of me has been embedded into my work. It is this part of me that I would like to share with others.
We’re rounding up the week with one of my favorite themes: embroidery! A selection of beautifully illustrated hoops, created by some my favorite stitchers. Unique, original art to brighten up your wall. All items are currently available on Etsy and clicking the images will lead you directly to the shopping spots.
PS: Need more shopping inspiration? You will find lots of artsy items in the Curated Shop
Current crush: colorful, wearable birds by Paulina Bartnik. Aren’t these gorgeous? Paulina is an artist and animal lover who creates textile bird brooches up to the finest detail using wool and thread.
First, Paulina shapes her wool using a technique called dry felting. After using a needle to give the wool the exact thickness and texture she needs, she paints on the felt with a needle and then finishes up the details with embroidery. And the results are so amazing <3
My Monday crush: beautifully embroidered ladies Sheena Liam. The simple lines and long locks of hair give these pieces such a wonderful characer! Sheena Liam is a fashion model who has always enjoyed drawing and started to work with needle & thread two years ago. Her playful portraits are usually based on photos of herself, which she sketches out to detail before stiching them onto fabric hoops where her long haired ladies seem to come to life.
Rembember when I wrote about Stitch Folks’ quirky embroidered characters? Well, Çarrie is back! With a whole different, surprizing portrait series with beautiful Fractured Mirror effects. Love these so much..