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.
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.
Veroniqué Damart is a French textile and graphic designer with business experience in children’s high-end fashion. Living with her seamstress mother she showed a propensity for knitting, crochet, macramé, weaving and braiding. With her fashion training and personal background she launched Maillo Design, her “laboratory of textile design and poetic objects’. Her line consists of handmade baskets, decorative bottles, lampshades and accessories made with tinted vintage doilies.
You can see and purchase her work on her website and can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Maillo Design.