Using household appliances and cooking tools as the base, Swedish designer Ulla Stina Wikander create some really unusual cross-stitched sculptures. Finding old, outdated appliances, clothing, and furniture, she cloaks them in colorful tapestries. By stretching every inch of their surfaces, those rigid items suddenly becomes warm and cozy with their illustrated coverings. All those cross-stitch designs (such as pastoral landscapes, vibrant florals, and regal portraits) come from the 59-year-old artist’s vast collection, allowing Wikander to give a new context to each blowdryer, rolling pin, and typewriter she covers.
Here are some of her unusual collection of cross-stitched sculptures and you can find more on her website.