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Beautiful embroidery

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:

Visit Lindsay Taylor’s website for more examples of her incredible work http://www.lindsay-taylor.co.uk/

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.”

Read more about this incredible cape on the V&A’s website http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/g/golden-spider-silk/

Intricate work from Hawthorne and Heaney:

Check the Hawthorne and Heaney website for more amazing and high fashion embroidery examples: http://www.hawthorneandheaney.com/

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:

Image sources from http://thelongthread.com

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.

– Charlie

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About thisischarlie

I'm Charlie Parker. Whilst I don't play sax I do play the ukulele. I'm a digital marketing professional living and working in Vancouver, Canada. I am prone to wanderlust, I ❤️ children's books and am a dedicated knitter.

3 comments on “Beautiful embroidery

  1. Michelle M Ruiz
    05/11/2012

    I just added your web page to my bookmarks. I enjoy reading your posts. Thank you!

  2. cjpinlondon
    07/11/2012

    Thanks Michelle! It’s great to know that people enjoy reading about our craft exploits 🙂

  3. Pingback: Craft couture embroidery – Hawthorne and Heaney | Danni and Charlie do craft

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