Tag Archives: #embroidery

Monika Kinner-Whalen

Admiring these landscape thread painting created by Saskatoon-based artist, Monika Kinner-Whalen.  She specializes in freestyle embroidery capturing the Saskatchewan prairies which she has been photographing and exploring. On an interview with Nicki Ault she says this about her work:

“I work by sight (no tracing or templates) and stitch it all onto canvas by free-motion machine and freestyle hand embroidery.  I had no teachers for this, although it is a common
technique in the UK where fibre art is not a new idea.”

More of her work can be seen on her website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Monika Kinner-Whalen.


We would love to spend a week in Japan to study sashiko embroidery.  Been finding lots of merchandise using this embellishment.  The coin purses above are the creations of company branded, Collect-G.  The unnamed artist/artists started making the coin purses in 2010.  They worked primarily on event openings and consignment sales but has recently been focusing on web sales. 

The purses can be purchased on Japanese sites Minne, Base, Creema and Iichi. You can see more of their designs on their website (in Japanese) and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Collect-G.

Leslie Vigil

Not so sure that we could cut into these incredible embroidered cakes by Leslie Vigil who labels herself as cake artist, flour child and buttercream enthusiast.  The Southern California-based artist is inspired by nature and has a deep passion for baking.  On an article in Better Homes and Gardens she says this about her inspiration:

“Inspiration for the kind of cake art I create comes from my love and fascination of nature. I have found so much peace walking in a botanical garden or growing my own cacti and succulents in my own garden. I try to take that feeling and transfer it over to my cake art. Oftentimes during a piping session, I slip into a moment of zen. When I create botanicals out of buttercream, I always have the real ones in mind: how they grow, how they form, how perfectly imperfect they really are.”

More of her amazing creations can be viewed on her website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Leslie Vigil.