Archive for the ‘embroidery’ Category
Posted by Angie
Kimika Hara is a fascinating artist living in Kyoto, Japan. I absolutely adore her hand-embroidered illustrations– the colors are amazing, the textures created by printed fabrics, stitches, and beads are simply lovely. What a wonderful technique! Unfortunately, I don’t speak Japanese, so I couldn’t find out much about her.
The birds that Abigail makes are an absolute delight…
Abigail spent large amounts of time as a child in the company of her grandma, an incredibly talented, hardworking seamstress, in a house strewn with loose threads and scraps of fabric. There is nothing more natural to her than to work with fabric, using it to give life to the little creatures that form in her mind.
Abigail produces her birds entirely by hand, in her studio in London, England. They are crafted from both new and reused materials. Each piece is utterly unique, no two will ever be the same. Have a look at her website
Caroline Hwang grew up in Southern California where she earned her BFA with honors at Art Center College of Design. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She has taught at Maryland Institute College of Arts in addition to several guest lectures.
Her work is influenced by her grandmother’s crocheting and knitting, as well as crafts, quilting and music among other things.
Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Brooklyn, NY. She currently teaches in the illustration Department of the School of Visual Arts. She also did an interview for Illustration Friday a while back and it’s still a great read.
Her illustration work is just amazing… so fluid, detailed and textured. But her embroidery illustration really made me jealous. So awesome! You can also see it as it was in progress here.