Two ladies and a whole lotta wool
Every now and then I have to close some of the many, many tabs I collect in my browser. Usually, this turns up a number of delightful things that I’ve been saving, and quite often they are to do with craft. Thus, a blog post is born. This particular time it’s a bit of love for embroidery, so here’s a little run down of some amazing embroidery I’ve been admiring.
Severus Insirauskayte takes embroidery to new frontiers by combining a drill with various household items, and applying embroidery to awesome effect:
Awesome sculptural embroidery from Lindsay Taylor:
Amazing spider’s silk woven and embroidered shawl that was on display at the V&A. Quote from Guardian article: “The silk was extracted in Godley’s workshops and woven by Peers’ team of handloom weavers, but since it took eight years to produce and weave enough silk for a two-metre shawl and a richly embroidered cape.”
Intricate work from Hawthorne and Heaney:
And I had to add a little vintage embroidery example in here too because it reminds me of the cushions my nan used to have, that she embroidered herself:
And, when I was looking for a vintage embroidery image I stumbled across this and thought it would make an awesome project – I love buttons and I have an embroidery hoop. It’s meant to be:
Once my first knitting project of the season is all finished (just a pompom to add and it’s complete) I’m picking up the embroidery. I have a old OXO tin full of my nan’s old embroidery silks and I can’t wait to see how they look when they’re stitched up.