Impressed by these brightly colored woven tapestries created by North Carolina-based textile artist Judit Just. Originally from Barcelona she studied fashion design, sculpture and textile art specializing in weaving and embroidery. She grew up surrounded by textiles and actually learned weaving craftsmanship through her mom when she was little. On Sarah K. Benning blog she says this about dealing with imitators:
“My best strategy is not be afraid and keep working no matter what. I’ve found that if you really want your business to succeed, it’s really important to be unique. Try to offer a very specific kind of product. Do not copy. Study your competition and do the opposite. Be original and believe in your work, no matter what. And try not to get too inspired on someone else’s work. Ultimately, just keep working and creating. Keeping my hands busy is what helps me the most to keep my mind clear and focused.”
You can see more of her work on Instagram and Tumblr. Some of her pieces can be purchased in her Etsy shop, Jujujust.
Images: Courtesy of Judit Just.
Admiring these soft sculptures created by Grand Rapids native, Molly Burgess. This fiber artist’s love of nature and science led her to making insects, arachnid and especially moths. She incorporates hand embroidery, machine stitching, painting, dying and wire work to form her creations. In her bio she writes this about the moth:
“Many types of moths—including my favorite the luna moth—only live a couple of weeks after they emerge. I found it interesting that the part of their lives where they are the most beautiful is also the most fleeting. My work is definitely influenced by a desire to create a lasting representation of that beauty.”
You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. She has an Etsy shop but currently has no listing.
Images: Courtesy of Molly Burgess.
Max Alexander is a knitting designer and artist who in 2014 started knitting Shetland wool moths for an exhibition. The London-based artist has a background in 3d design and stop motion animation. She didn’t learn to knit until she was 20 but immediately took to it. She then incorporated yarn into her work and went on to do knitted animations and large sculptural pieces.
More of her work can be viewed on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Max Alexander.