Category Archives: Embroidery

Annalisa Bollini

Turin-based illustrator Annalisa Bollini creates these incredible mixed media scenes with emboidery, applique and bits of paper. This Italian artist received her Bachelor of Arts degree both in Turin’s European Institute of Design and Milwaukee’s Institute of Art and Design. She is a published illustrator and also works as an art therapist for nonprofit organizations. Pattern Prints Journal describes her work as follows:

“Rich of patterns, textures, clippings, details, material effects and applications, sometime with a “childish” style, sometime refined and more adult, always however full of magic.”

You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Prints of her work can be purchased on her Etsy shop, 2Hands2Tails.

Images: Courtesy of Annalisa Bollini.

Shaun Kardinal

Seattle-based artist Shaun Kardinal has created a series of hand-embroidered paper collage using vintage postcards, ephemera and found objects. This multidisciplinary artist likes to create, curate and follow visual art online. He often meanders second hand stores in search for inspiration and raw materials. On Dirty Laundry Mag he says this about his work:

“I loved the tactility of the puncture. I was attracted to the vibrant hues and romantic nostalgia that wasn’t my own. It was also fun to seek out the postcards, with their antique store ubiquity.

“I enjoy the ideation and execution of my projects more than making money, and as long as I’m in a position to be able to make that happen, I would like to continue doing so.”

You can see more of his work on his website and on Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Shaun Kardinal.

Britta Marakatt-Labba

Really need to see this up close to truly appreciate these intricate embroidered narratives created by Swedish textile designer and artist, Britta Marakatt-Labba. Her art consist mainly of textile embroidery, watercolor painting, and lithography working as a book illustrator and as a costume and set designer. On Lecture and Notes she writes this about herself:

“I am married to a reindeer herder from Saarivuoma Sámi village, and am resident in Övre Soppero, Kiruna municipality. Since the end of the 70s I have been doing narrative embroidery that depicts scenes from everyday Sámi life, political reflections, stories of Sámi culture and history and Sámi mythological pictures. The magnificent natural world and the white snow of the glistening winter landscape are a constant presence. Embroidery work requires an aesthetic based on slowness. It is a journey in time and space in which every stitch breathes experiences and reflection, and creates stories.”

Images: Courtesy of Britta Marakatt-Labba.

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