Category Archives: Needlework

Ulla-Stina Wikander


Over the years Swedish designer Ulla-Stina Wikander has collected cross-stitch embroideries to create new covers for vintage everyday objects.  To date she has produced over a hundred different designs. She explains her concept as follows:

“In 2012 I started to cover ordinary household items from the 70s, like a vacuum cleaner, sewing machine, electric mixer etc. I find it interesting to see how these objects transforms in a new context; the obsolete, the things we do not want any longer, the old and forgotten things. They become artifacts from a begone era, disguised, camouflaged and dressed. I give them a second life and although I cut the embroideries into pieces, I think they look very beautiful, when they have been ‘dressed up’.” 


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

Images:  Courtesy of Ulla-Stina Winkander.

Aheneah

Lisbon-based artist and graphic designer, Ana Martins, created these incredible designs under the brand name, Aheneah.  She uses traditional needle techniques and transforms them into modern graphics. Her needle work can be seen on walls, fences, fabric and  and paper.

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

Images:  Courtesy of Aheneah (Ana Martins).

 

Alicia Ross

Alicia Ross is a mixed media artist born in Medina, Ohio. Her work explores various aspects of female identity using photography, fiber, video and installation. We are drawn to her stunning cross stitch phrenology portraits abstracted from digital photographs. More of her work can be viewed on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Alicia Ross.