Found these intricate embroideries on Japanese handmade market site, Minne. We could not find much information on the maker which is typical of many Japanese site. What we were able to gather is that this gallery is known as the handicraft workshop, Wakaba, translated as “new leaves”. You can view more of her exquisite work on her Minne shop site.
Images: Courtesy of Wakaba.
Probably would not come out empty-handed in this Copenhagen shop, Kit Couture. The company sells project kits that contain everything needed for a particular design whether it be knit, crochet or embroidery. Their designs are inspired by Scandinavian traditions and current Danish fashion. We particularly love the pillows and stocking designs but they also carry women, men and children’s fashion and accessories. The bonus is that they ship worldwide.
You can view their designs on their website, Instagram and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Kit Couture.
Rhian Swierat is an artist and graphic designer living in Brooklyn who uses stitches
to record her memories and experiences of different places. Her abstract work are impressions from a specific time and place recorded on watercolor paper with paint and with silk and rayon thread. She describes her process as follows:
“Each piece starts with an idea, a place or time and I make small stitch sketches of each layer which become the palette of styles and forms to make the final piece. The sketches serve as a guide to my process since they are the singular recording of each memory. I see myself as a painter who uses thread. The colors are pure and unmixed and the layering of stitches gives shade variation. Each layer is highly detailed and tactile so the repeating of patterns serve as the non-verbal storytelling of my memories. This layering and abstraction allows for a viewer to search for my story in each composition and formulate their own understanding of each space.”
Images: Courtesy of Rhian Swierat.