Category Archives: Handcrafted

Patrick Cabral

Admiring these incredible paper cuts created by Patrick Cabral, a multi-disciplinary designer and type artist based in Manila, Philippines. This series of endangered species was created in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund to draw attention to animals most at risk of disappearing from the face of the earth. Each piece is created in painstaking detail with layers of white paper accented with glowing yellow eyes and intricate filigree.

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

Images: Courtesy of Patrick Cabral.

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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.

Sarah Campbell Designs

Loving these dolls created by UK based textile designer, Sarah Campbell, who has spent most of her lifetime creating patterns. Love of patterns, colors and hand-painted designs are the hallmarks of her work. The dolls are handmade with prints designed in the 60’s and 70’s by
Sarah Campbell and her sister, Susan Collier. Each doll is decorated with a tiny patchwork heart.
On Selvedge Magazine she says this about herself:

“I began working in fabric design as a teenager – in the very first place, I got started by going to help my older sister, Susan Collier, when she became busy painting patterns for Liberty and Richard Allen Scarves in the early ’60s. We went on to work together for 50 years making designs for textiles, wallpapers and other surfaces and converting cloth; we co-founded the original company Collier Campbell in 1979/80. Since Susan’s death in 2011, I’ve built a company under my own name painting new patterns and developing new areas of work. “

“Textiles are designed to be used – and we always painted our patterns with their end-use in mind. I have cloth and images to hand and plenty of ideas – so creating a line of goods seemed a natural development. I really enjoy hand-painting fabrics, scarves, hankies, papier-maché animals, and I love making things. I know people love colour and pattern – and decoration is second nature to me!”

You can view more of her work and purchase her designs on her website.

Images: Courtesy of Sarah Campbell.