Singapore-based artist Izziyana Suhaimi is known for her fashion illustrations with embroidered accents but we find ourselves equally drawn to her stitch studies shown above. Her artist statement clearly explains her use of embroidery:
“Embroidery for me is a quiet and still act, where each stitch represents a moment passed. The building of stitches then becomes a representation of time passing and the final work is like a physical manifestation of time – a time object. Each stitch is also a recording of the maker’s thoughts and emotions.”
“I enjoy the duality of embroidery, in its movements of stabbing, cutting, covering, building, repairing, taking apart. Every stitch made seems to unfold a story and withhold it at the same time.”
Images: Courtesy of Izziayana Suhaimi
The tagline Aisling Smyth has coined for her work is: ‘Inspired by the historical and motivated by the modern’. The Northern Ireland textile artist graduated from Belfast School of Art and specializes in hand, machine and multi-needle embroidery. She has won a national craft award from the Dublin Royal Society for her work, The Embellished CV, pictured above. You can follow her work on Facebook, Tumbler and Twitter.
Images: Courtesy of Aisling Smyth.
Nagoya native Kazuhito Takadoi creates these embroidered composition using materials he has grown and selected in his own garden. The horticulture and art graduate hand threads leaves, grasses and twigs onto heavy handmade washi paper. He writes this about his art:
“Nature is both my inspiration and my source of material, which is provided in abundance from my garden and allotment. There are no added colours, everything is natural, simply dried then woven, stitched or tied.”
Images: Courtesy of Kazuhito Takadoi.