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I often dig out my embroidery threads and a stack of old linens with the intention of stitching up some whimsical design, yet I never get beyond picking colours and threading a needles. Here are a couple cutesy stitched drawings by someone with more motivation than I.


More of Kjersti Faret’s thread creations are posted on New York Kitty Art. Check them out!

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How beautiful are Takashi Iwasaki‘s embroidered drawings? Colourful, graphic and whimsical, reminiscent of both Calder’s mobiles and The Yellow Submarine, these designs keep calling me back to revisit them. Described as portraits of the artist’s state of mind I long to know more about him. Who is this person with bright colours and playful forms dancing around in his head?

Kamidaredentou, 2009, Embroidery floss and fabric, 41 x 41 cm

More information  about Takashi can be found at Elliot Louis Gallery.

Happy Halloween! Here are some goodies for you as you Trick-or-Treat your way around the internet. To find out more about their creators click on the images.

     Needle Felted Heart

Lets not forget the treats, after all it’s not Halloween without a big pile of candy.

Félix González-Torres, “Portrait of Ross”

For some spooky Halloween textile art check out my post here.

Have a happy Halloween!

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Crowninglory, 2003, hand embroidery on cotton panel, 17 x 18 inches

DollyParton, 2003, hand embroidery on cotton panel, 15 x 17 inches

La Chingona 2003, 10 x 12 inches, hand embroidery on cotton panel

I was so happy when I was introduced to Jenny Hart‘s stitches. Embroidery takes much more patience that I currently posses, so thank you, Jenny for creating works I wish I’d done. Hart has another great series on her Flickr stream & a fascinating blog, Embroidery As Art, for anyone with an interest in contemporary embroidery. If you find yourself in Paris this September, check out her solo show at Gallerie LJ.

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