Weâ€™ve found another artist depicting snapshots of everyday life with cloth and thread.Â The creator is Tokyo-based embroidery artist Asami Maruyama.Â She graduated from Setsu Mode Seminar and in 2010 started designing, collaborating and exhibiting at overseas art fairs.Â Her ideas and motifs are chosen from stocks of photographs she takes on a daily basis. Her hand-embroidered work includes just the right amount of detail to give each piece a breath of its own.
You canÂ view more of her work on Instagram.Â Some of her items can be purchased at Stores, Japan.
We found these handmade brooch on a Japanese lifestyle website and thought it would be a fun project.Â Theyâ€™re called the Chiku Chiku or prickly brooch.Â There is no pattern to follow and you are free to use your imagination so that no two patterns will ever be alike.Â We discovered that these particular pieces were made by Tamagawa Welfare Workshop a corporation that operates both elderly care and disabled support business.
The brooch are sold under the brand, Irodori, who makes not only sashimi embroidered products but several other products using recycledÂ materials. Irodori works with elderly and disabled people invigorating and making them actively contribute to the local community.Â
Itâ€™s still pretty cold out there so you may want to stay in and give your Moleskine planner an embroidered cover.Â We found this project and the full instruction on the blog, Whatâ€™s Next? by yukiko.
The designer and maker is Japanese illustrator, Yukiko Otsu.Â She graduated from Sheridan College for Computer Animation in Canada and also completed a 3-year Interpretive Illustration course.Â She started as an illustrator, then expanded a variety of art like digital art, blogging, sewing, knitting, crochet, fashion and any decorative art you can think of. Â