Alison Holt

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Totally amazed by these machine embroidered landscapes and seascapes created by British textile artist, Alison Holt. Her process of painting in stitches is as follows:  ‘Each piece is a combination of silk painting and stitch. The painting creates depth, perspective and richness to the work and combines effectively with stitch to give detail and texture.’

and her artist statement:
‘I aim to make a connection with people through my work, to transport them to a place and a moment in time. I am inspired by the detail in nature, the patterns, rhythms and textures. I want to create an emotional response in the viewer to the landscape that is important to me.’

Images: Courtesy of Alison Holt.

Ringolin

RingolinWe’ve made a few banners (buntings) for some family gatherings but I’m thinking this might be my next DIY project. Found this design on the Japanese handmade site, Creema, and sold under the shop name, Ringolin. Pleased that the banner has both form and function with those great “hanging pockets” that can be filled with goodies.

Images: Courtesy of Creema and Ringolin.

Lovely Pigeon

LovelyPigeonReally liking this impressive collection of art prints, jewelry and stationery created by Scotland’s Lovely Pigeon studio. This Scottish atelier was established in 2009 by designer-creator, Kristy Thomas. Love her simple, sophisticated geometric lines and coloration.

Images: Courtesy of Lovely Pigeon.