UK textile artist Darren Ball received a BA degree in fashion textile from Middlesex Polytechnic and worked as a freelance artist. He taught himself machine embroidery while teaching art and textiles. His work combines layers of new and historical textiles with stitches of free embroidery to create these incredible stylized images.
The artist can be found on his website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Darren Ball.
Kumi Kosuge is the talent behind the Japanese embroidery brand, EHEHE. She studied photography in an art college but found herself leaning towards art and literature. Embroidery started out as a hobby giving her work to friends and family. She started to post her work on Instagram and as her followers increased she decided to take up embroidery as a full-time job.
What attracted us to her work was the inclusion of animals in her designs. She also includes some of her favorite things such as flowers, food and celebrities.
You can follow the artist on her Tumblr website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Kumi Kosuge.
Admiring these soft sculptures created by Grand Rapids native, Molly Burgess. This fiber artist’s love of nature and science led her to making insects, arachnid and especially moths. She incorporates hand embroidery, machine stitching, painting, dying and wire work to form her creations. In her bio she writes this about the moth:
“Many types of moths—including my favorite the luna moth—only live a couple of weeks after they emerge. I found it interesting that the part of their lives where they are the most beautiful is also the most fleeting. My work is definitely influenced by a desire to create a lasting representation of that beauty.”
You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. She has an Etsy shop but currently has no listing.
Images: Courtesy of Molly Burgess.