Wouldn’t at all mind receiving one of these embroidered cards sold under the brand name, Maru-Maru. As typical of many Japanese handmade shops very little is written about the maker. WE can only find this about the maker: “I love cute things!” ︎”I love delicious food! ︎”.
Her shop can be found here at Minne.
Images: Courtesy of Maru-Maru.
These finely detailed embroidery are the works of Japanese embroidery artist, Yanase Rei. She often hand embroiders flowers and leaf motifs. Like a painting, you can feel the dignified beauty and dedicated energy from the flowers drawn on the cloth with thread. The artist has also authored a book entitled, “Embroidery Garden Flowers”.
More of her work can be viewed on Tumblr and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Yanase Rei.
We’ve found another artist depicting snapshots of everyday life with cloth and thread. The creator is Tokyo-based embroidery artist Asami Maruyama. She graduated from Setsu Mode Seminar and in 2010 started designing, collaborating and exhibiting at overseas art fairs. 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 can view more of her work on Instagram. Some of her items can be purchased at Stores, Japan.
Images: Courtesy of Asami Maruyama.