All Blog Posts Tagged 'embroidery' (5)

92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates Amazingly Complex Temari Balls

These stunning embroidered balls called "temari" were made by the prodigiously nimble fingers of a 92-year-old grandmother in Japan. Although she only learned this elaborate skill in her sixties, she has since created nearly 500 unique designs that have been photographed by her granddaughter NanaAkua. Impressive does not even begin to describe this feat of dexterity, imagination…


Added by Noel Kat on December 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Beautifully Embroidered Silk Paintings by Art of Silk

Art of Silk produces beautiful silk embroidery art whose subjects range from fine art paintings and scenic landscapes to animal and floral portraits. Aside from producing traditional embroidery, though, the company has developed new methods of reproducing the intricate art. Founder Christopher Leung tells us, "We've combined this 2500-year-old art form with modern…


Added by Pinar on December 10, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Colorful Thread Breathes New Life Into Old Photos

The moment I saw these photos, something stirred inside of me. Artist Jose Romussi breathes new life into old photos by embroidering colorful thread onto skirts and dresses. While the Chile-based mixed media artist has a website full of peculiar and strange collages, it's this fanciful series that has…


Added by alice on May 8, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Embroidered Wedding Portraits

Traditional wedding portraits have been given a much needed artistic twist by Michelle Rigg. The Virginia native creates them in a simplistic and classically beautiful style. Every portrait is hand embroidered and is completely customizable. " I hand stitch on hand stretched, unprimed canvas and everything is designed free hand. I'm absolutely in love with the entire process of this artform,"… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on October 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Hyper-Realistic Embroidered Portraits

Embroidery extraordinaire Daniel Kornrumpf is able to mimic paint brushstrokes exceptionally well. His pieces are so realistic that they can almost pass as paintings. Check out the detail - the reflection in the sunglasses, the facial hair, the braces. It's all quite unbelievable!…


Added by Alyssa Anda on June 15, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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