Category Archives: Embroidery

Alex’s Embroidery

Not too much information about this embroidery artist from Montreal, Canada but she does say the following on her page info:

“I’m a recent university grad with a love for arts and crafts. Embroidery is a great way to express myself creatively while doing something relaxing and fun! I’m always looking for new ideas, so if there’s something you want to see, shoot me a message and I’ll make it happen!”

You can follow the artist on Facebook and Instagram.  Some of her work can be purchased here in her Etsy shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Alex’s Embroidery.

Jordan Nassar

Jordan Nassar is an embroidery artist of Palestinian descent who lives and works in New York City.  He embroiders his composition of repeated patterns using traditional Palestinian motifs and his own set of symbols. His favorite subject is landscape as a sort of utopian vision of Palestine.   On an interview with Berlin Art Link he says this about his patterns:   

“One of the features of Palestinian embroidery is that each town, village, and region has symbols that are distinctly theirs, that can identify them to others when an onlooker sees one such symbol on their clothing.” 

“When I began working with this embroidery, it didn’t feel right to me to use symbols that would identify me as being from Bethlehem, or from Ramallah, or from Jerusalem, as I’m from New York, and so I did develop my own lexicon. However, as the years have gone by, and as I’ve spent so much more time in Israel and Palestine, and as my work has developed from an idea to more of a way of life, I’ve let go of this concern and now freely use symbols from all over.”

The artist can be followed on his website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Jordan Nassar.

Joystitch French Embroidery

Found these incredible embroidery designs on the Korean blog, Joystitch. Don’’t know too much about the maker except that she has been embroidering for eleven years and now teaches French embroidery classes.  Her work is amazing so we decided to share.

You can follow the maker on her blog and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Joystitch French Embroidery.