Satoru Aoyama is known for his photo-realistic embroidery as depicted in his series, “Embroiderers”. However, we really do like his newer work incorporating found objects particularly those in his studio. Born in Japan the textile artist received a Bachelor of Arts degree in London and went on for his masters in Chicago. He works with an old Singer sewing machine to create these meticulously embroidered works. The process of making is important to the artist and he hopes that in viewing his work, people will appreciate the embroidery and ultimately question the relationship between the images presented and the process of making.
You can find the artist on his website, Instagram and on Facebook as well.
Images: Courtesy of Satoru Aoyama.
Found these embroidered linen tote bags from Japanese handmade market site, Minne. The name of the maker is unavailable but her profile says the she has had an apparel practice for 15 years and has since decided to make her own favorite things. Her embroidered accessories are sold under the brand name, Sachie. You can see more of her work on Minne as well as on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Sachie.
Caroline Jourdain from Rouen, France hand sews these exquisite and tactile sewing books, eyeglass bags and pouches. She utilizes sachiko, boro and kantha stitching techniques on a collage of Japanese fabric, Indian block printed cottons, wool and linen. Wish we could tell you more about her background but there is very little information available. However, you can view more of her work in her Etsy shop, Bluesamovar.
Images: Courtesy of Caroline Jourdain.