Category Archives: Embroidery

Woodland Tale

Really liking these stitched creatures created by Kate and sold under the brand, Woodland Tale.
Don’t know too much about the maker except that she’s from the Ukraine and she creates these stitched toys and woodland inspired accessories. You can follow her work on Facebook and purchase her
items on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Woodland Tale.

Nike Schroeder

Thread is the material of choice for Los Angeles-based textile artist, Nike Schroeder. She uses it to create two types of work, embroidered illustration and more recently abstract sculptural designs. The illustrations shown above is form her series entitled ‘Fundamental Reports’.
On an interview with Textile Artist she shares some incites into her work:

Work evolvement: “I started to use simple embroidery in my sketchbook during my years as an art student in Germany. It then advanced onto canvas but was still only more of an addition to my paintings. The thread then slowly started to develop into its own medium until I felt there was no paint necessary anymore and the stitched lines could hold their own.”

Inspiration: “It’s the most random things. What I eat or a conversation I overhear waiting at a train station, the movement of my cats or how the light hits my kitchen. I admire all my friends of whom most are artists. What I love most, influences and inspires me. I think sometimes I am not even aware of it – it all just happens while living.”

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

Images: Courtesy of Nike Schroeder.

Alice Wiese

Alice Wiese is a textile artist living and working in the San Francisco bay area. Many of her pieces are inspired by architectural patterns such as tiles, brick and wrought iron fences. Her monochromatic work is repetitive and detailed. Some of her pieces have been sold at the online gallery, Tappan Collective. On an interview with Tappan she says this about her creative process:

“Lately, I have been starting off each piece with a collected pattern or image that I have photographed. I draw it out on my canvas and then begin embroidering. I often change the pattern to make the piece unpredictable. The concepts are constantly circulating in my head. I assign a concept to one piece then deconstruct that thought while working on the piece. I believe that my work is a direct representation of how I feel and each piece is a visual therapy session of my internal monologues.”

“Stretch a canvas and just start. I don’t do any preliminary sketches or plan anything out, I work directly on the canvas. I just go for it. Most of the time the way I thought the piece would evolve is not how it ends up. Most of my pieces are based on repeating patterns I see. As soon as the pattern starts to look too formulaic, I change it up to keep the viewer on their toes.”

Images: Courtesy of Alice Wiese.

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