Category Archives: Embroidery

Dolores Slowinski

Dolores Slowinski is an artist who draws with thread on paper. The Detroit-based artist uses an industrial machine to make random perforations and hand sews straight line stitches to create the images. On an interview with World of Threads Festival she says this about her inspiration:

“My process and life experiences are my inspiration. I work intuitively. I begin by selecting a piece of paper. The paper itself can inspire my response by its colour, texture or size. The shapes outlined by the perforations may also elicit a response. My background in science, experiences as a writer, not to mention events in my life, bring many words to mind as I am working. Sometimes I pause to do research online to find out where the stitches and words are taking me, and this usually pays off with a title.”

You can follow the artist on her website and on Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Dolores Slowinski.

Ironna Happa

Coveting these embroidered pins sold under the Japanese brand name, Ironna Happa.  We don’t know the name of the maker but we do know that she graduated from the Japan Handicrafts Association Embroidery Teacher course and has been exhibiting since 2006. She produces each item with hemp cloth and embroidery thread. You can follow this artisan on Facebook and see more of her work on Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Ironna Happa.

Kate Bowles

Artist and craft-maker Kate Bowles created these hand bound notebooks and journals with particular attention to the intricate bindings on the spine. The UK-based maker uses fabric, paper, vintage haberdashery and assorted found materials to create these functional books. We love how she also incorporates embroidery, weaving, smocking, knitting, stitching and darning into her work. You can follow the artist on her blog and on Facebook. The books can be purchased here in her Folksy shop.

Images: Courtesy of Kate Bowles.