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Girl Power: Guillermina Baiguera

August 9th, 2012 · 3 Comments

These are some fierce women, aren’t they? With their powerful poses, archetypal silhouettes and tribal patterned-garb, these ladies are not to be reckoned with. Embroidery by Argentinian artist Guillermina Baiguera.

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Artist Crush: Max Colby

July 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments

Max Colby, a recent graduate of the Museum School in Boston, is a mixed-media artist who combines printmaking and embroidery and textile-based ornamentation. via Stitch and Tickle.

“For the series “Role-play”, the printing plate continually morphs and breaks down during printing only to later be repaired for further exposure.  Afterwards, each print is adorned with its own unique hand embroidery or embellishment – making the figure and “clothing” one in the same.” – artist statement

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Artist Crush: Takashi Iwasaki

June 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Yes, friends, these are hand-embroidered. Takashi Iwasaki was born in Japan and has lived in Winnipeg since 2002.

“Things that I feel are never the same in the next moment because I keep changing. Capturing moments and sharing my visions with others have been my recent obsession and pleasure.” – artist statement.

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Embroidery Crush: Miga de Pan

April 26th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Miga de Pan is an artist and embroidery wizard from Buenos Aires. It’s unbelievable how creative her designs are – especially given that it’s, um… EMBROIDERED!

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Artist Crush: Kate Keara Pelen

April 24th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Kate Keara Pelen created these embroideries for Liberty London via Dear Ada. Read her interview about the series here.

“I’ve always wanted my work to be something that was ‘lived with’ – like Matisse, who wanted his work to be experienced in the same way as ‘a comfortable chair’. I want my work to lure you in with simple beauty, and then take you by surprise!”  – Pelen via the Liberty London blog

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Abstracts by Jazmin Berakha

March 28th, 2012 · 5 Comments

I saw Argentinian artist Jazmin Berakha’s embroidery work in person last summer at Heskin Contemporary. The work was figurative, featuring women with colorful, patterned clothes and technically exquisitely. On a recent visit to her site I came across these works (some new, some not so new) that feature the same textile-based patterns but without the figures. I like them a lot.

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