Category Archives: Needlework

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.

Emma Congdon

Emma Congdon is a London-based multidisciplinary designer who created these contemporary cross stitch patterns shown above. Her graphic design background is evident in her unique typographic and retro style.  A freelance designer she currently owns and runs a successful stitch embroidery business branded, ‘Stitchrovia’.

You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Her cross stitch patterns are available in her Etsy shop, Stitchrovia.

Images: Courtesy of Emma Congdon.

Kate Bowles

Artist and craft-maker Kate Bowles created these hand bound notebooks and journals with particular attention to the intricate bindings on the spine. The UK-based maker uses fabric, paper, vintage haberdashery and assorted found materials to create these functional books. We love how she also incorporates embroidery, weaving, smocking, knitting, stitching and darning into her work. You can follow the artist on her blog and on Facebook. The books can be purchased here in her Folksy shop.

Images: Courtesy of Kate Bowles.