England based illustrator Chloe Giordano creates delicate mini animals with freehand embroidery. Embracing her background as a traditional illustrator, Giordano is able to layer countless different thread colors as one might do with pencils. Using needles and colorful threads, Giordano creates delicate depictions of miniature animals and some of these animal like fawn and mouse are scarcely larger than the size of a thimble. If you are interested in embroidery or have some technique question, you can go over to Giordano’s tumblr, you might get answers.
Inspired by the skeleton leaves, Australian artist Meredith Woolnough mimic coral, leaves and other forms from nature with her elaborate embroideries. Working with a unique technique that allows Meredith to create embroidered structures that exist without a base cloth. First, she will map out the internal structure of the her design and translated the design into a dense network of stitches. When she is finished, the base fabric dissolves in water, leaving only the artist’s beautifully detailed stitch work. It usually takes Meredith months to complete one piece. Meredith’s work is held in both private and corporate collections worldwide. If you want to see more, you can find it on her website or follow her on instagram.
Using leaves as art medium isn’t that unusual these days, we have featured many amaizing leaf art on our site. However, stitched leaves presented in this post, is something we have never seen before. Created by artist Hillary Fayle, a student of embroidery, who cut and embroidered leaves exquisite and delicate decorative patterns. As fragile as leaves, you can imagine how many efforts need to be put on those astounding stitched leaved. Check more of Fayle’s work on her website.
Incredibly realistic scenes from rural life have been painstakingly recreated by a British artist in her own living room – using just a needle and thread.
This patient artist is Jill Draper, 62. She creates embroidered tapestries, recreating scenes with astonishing accuracy from photographs. Each picture measuring around 15 by 30 inches contains hundreds of thousands of stitches done by hand and machine.
She picks from her thousands of colours of household cotton or Terylene and applies them with a sewing machine or darning hoop. She hand-sews special detail with pure silk. She sews for around six hours every day and relies on natural light to distinguish between the hundreds of similar shades.
A photograph [left] taken in Autumn 2009 of a heather path, and Jill Draper’s hyper-real tapestry of the scene.