Hi everybody! Its Saturday, and you know what that means so if youre ready, enjoy an early sighting of Love&ASandwichand get to it!
Hello all! Please do excuse my AWOL post last week, I’m not sure what happened there (it was one of *those* weeks) Anyway, here is this weeks dA discovery. This wonderful hand embroidered quote is by Laura Mason aka MasonBee. Laura is incredibly talented and trained at the Royal School of Needlework. Her inspirational quote (might I add one quite apt for me of late!) is made up of different…
Diane Meyer is a mixed-media artist from California.
“I am interested in the failures of photography in preserving experience and personal history as well as the means by which photographs transform history into nostalgic objects that obscure understandings of the past.
“In the Berlin series, sections of the photographs have been obscured by cross-stitch embroidery sewn directly into the…
The Phat Quarter is our Flickr group where you can share pictures of your best stitcheries!
It’s also the place where we host our legendary swaps to coincide with our Fifth Friday Festivals of Fabulousness!
Here’s the latest 20 pictures that have been added. Why don’t you come and join us?
‘Why didn’t I think of that!?’ said everyone ever who came across this transparent embroidery by Minitoko!
Not only are the fabrics amazing, but those colours too! Offt!
Jessica Kelly’s work is delicate. She embroiders into vintage book pages. Her stitches are fine and light and seem to float above the yellowed pages in gossamer loops of thread.
White on White, detail.
Her muted floss colors are often nearly the same shade as her background pages, so the details of her designs take a while to come into focus. All of this gives her work an almost ethereal,…
This particular video has already been all over the internet and back, but we would be so very remiss if we here at Gear Threads, who celebrate so fondly the work of machine embroidery, did not feature it. If you happen not to have heard of it, allow me to enthrall you with the first totally digitized and machine embroidered music video we’ve ever heard of – Tharsis Sleeps, from heavy metal band
It’s time for another installment of “Best of Etsy”! This time, I’ve chosen to highlight some of the more realistic creature creations. I think I gravitate to these because it’s so delightful to discover that something is made of felt after thinking it was a photo at first glance. These artists are adept at capturing fur, feathers, skin, and shell. Squint your eyes, and they will become real!
Happy Friday 13th y’all! I wanted to find something creepy but I got distracted by this gnarly hawk skull cross stitch by Sarah Hamilton, known on dA as Sazoidx. Sarah also has an Etsy store where she sales her patterns. Fingers crossed she re-lists this soon as I know I would love to stitch this beauty up if my patience allows!
Kate Blandfordis a craft and doodle enthusiast currently…
This months challenge has only just finished, and votes are currently being counted, but two of the highlights are this Wizard vs. Dragon stitch by Miss Clawful
And Charizard flying over Viridian Forest by Kevin18875
Being a mainly cross stitch website, we rarely see embroidery, but Evening Emma has enlighted us all with this sweet Crash Bandicoot throw
Mass Effect Cover by samarin
Lisa Kokin is a mixed media artist from California. She makes a wide range of amazing textile artforms, but we are going to focus on her button works.
“My father’s death in 2001 sparked a period of introspection and existential rumination. A primal tie was broken and I was left to ponder my identity as the only child of one remaining elderly parent. Whereas in the past my work often dealt with…