Jose Heroys is a fiber artist who makes bird sculptures and fiber art in her Sussex studio. The inspiration for her work comes from a life-long love of birds, nature, and wildlife. Each piece is made by hand using a mixture of crochet, needle-felt and her own invented techniques. The birds are made from wool yarn, fleece and natural fibers with each bird wearing individually numbered metal leg rings.
More of Jose Heroys’ awesome work can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her pieces are available on Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Jose Heroys.
These handmade fish bags are the creations of graphic designer Julia Castaño. The Barcelona-based artist sells her fun wares under the brand, Don Fisher. The bags are made with the highest quality materials. The insides are fleshy and full of bones and sometimes teeth.
You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her items can be purchased on Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Don Fisher
Botany and entomology are the predominant themes in the embroideries of UK-based textile artist, Adam Pritchett. He studied fine arts at a university and discovered a fascination with hand embroidery after graduating. We get a personal glimpse of the artist in an interview on The Collative blog:
“I’ve always had an interest in textiles in other forms, like knitting and weaving, so embroidery just seemed to be another that really captured my curiosity. It’s a very slow type of art to make, and although it may be relatively straightforward to learn, takes a great deal of time and practice to perfect. It’s taken me around three or four years from first learning, to now.”
“In terms of developing a style of your own, I found this difficult at first, the best way to find your style is to stitch subjects/images that you find interesting and that you want to interpret and just keep working on those subjects. My spiders are my most successful pieces, and I began them completely by accident playing around with fabric, and they continued to grow and change over the last few years. Experiment and have fun with it!”
You can follow the artist on his website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of his pieces can be purchased on his Etsy shop, The Old Needle.
Images: Courtesy of Adam Pritchett.