Category Archives: Handcrafted

Ali Ferguson

Admiring these wooden samplers created by UK-based textile artist, Ali Ferguson.
The unique samplers are inspired by “stories from the sewing box”. A huge fan of junk shops and markets she creates the patterns using vintage fabrics, hand embroidered table linens, lace and a variety of found materials. On an interview with Textile Artist she says this about her work:

“Although I would describe myself as a textile artist, I work with a variety of materials. I always incorporate hand stitch into my pieces and I think, for me, this is one of the most important elements. There is something very personal about making your own mark with needle and thread.”


“My choice of materials is influenced by my theme. For example a couple of years ago I was part of an exhibiting group who were working towards an exhibition entitled “Environment”. I chose to explore this by working with driftwood and exploring how I could stitch into it, stitch pieces of wood together and transfer photographic images onto it. This was the start of my “Environmentals” series of driftwood pieces. I am currently back working with wood as I am just starting a series of “Patchwood Quilts” or samplers made from bed slats. This is exciting me greatly and I have loads of further developments buzzing around my head at the moment.”

“As to techniques – let’s just say that these current pieces involve a great deal of drilling!”

You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Ali Ferguson.

Tsubupochi

Found these charming beaded accessories on Japanese handmade market site, Creema. There‘s very little information on the creator but these small sushi accessories are sold under the brand name, Tsubupochi. This is their sushi series but in the future we hope to see them work with other themes.

You can follow them on Twitter and their shop can be found on Creema and Base.ec.

Images: Courtesy of Tsubupochi.

Cresus Artisanat

Typical of many Japanese sites information on Tokyo-based artist, Haruhi, is often hard to find. What we do know is that she is the creator of these unique and incredible needlepoint bags. Her original work is sold under the brand name, Cresus Artisanat. You can follow the artist on her blog and on Flickr. Her items can be purchased here in her Etsy shop.

Images: Courtesy of Cresus Arisanat.