Tuija Heikkinen is a textile designer and Arts and Crafts teacher from Rovaniemi, Finland. She crochets individual elements and arranges them into these very appealing compositions. The fibre artist is also proficient in sewing, knitting and embroidery examples of which can be seen on her Instagram account.
Images: Courtesy of Tuija Heikkinen.
Jessica Light describes herself as one of the last working passementerie weavers left in England. The artisan uses handmade techniques dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. She uses traditional yarns and unusual materials often incorporating them with crafts such as macrame, braiding, knot work and beading. In an article on John Lewis she gives us an insight on the start of her career and on her inspirations:
“I set up Jessica Light Trims and Tassels in 2007 with the view to produce trims that were more contemporary and had a design edge to them. I knew that there was a gap in the market for something that used colour and materials in a new way. My most recent collections have featured paper, net, light reflective yarns, and leather. I’ve also used copper pipes, funnels and dolls’ heads for tassel tops; plastic cable ties woven in to make spiky fringes, and made tassels out of newspaper, elastic, and string.”
“My inspiration comes from all over the place. It might be an exhibition, a film, a book, a museum, an historic house, architecture, or sometimes it out of nowhere and I tend to mix ideas together. I don’t like my work to be too literal. I usually have between 2-4 collection ideas in my head in any one time.”
You can see more of her work on her blog and Twitter. Some of her pieces are available for purchase here in her shop.
Images: Courtesy of Jessica Light.
These incredible lace art with wood are the works of Hungarian textile artist, Ágnes Herczeg, who captures female figures in moments of contemplation or work. The artist studied textile conservation at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and has extensively studied the craft of embroidery and lace-making. Currently she is focused on wall sculptures to be utilized in classical and modern interior design.
You can view her work and purchase a few of her designs here on her website.
Images: Courtesy of Ágnes Herczeg.