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December 11, 2023

Artist Masterfully Embroiders Dried and Preserved Flowers on Delicate Tulle

Rather than create designs with floral motifs, Olga Prinku goes straight to the source. The UK-based artist stitches real dried and preserved flowers onto delicate tulle fabric, merging nature with the beauty of traditional craftsmanship. As one might imagine, working with such fragile materials demands extreme concentration. Prinku uses stems that can be as thin as 0.03 centimeters, and stitches them into the equally fine texture of tulle.

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August 15, 2023

With These 6 Expert Embroidery Tips You’ll Be Stitching in No Time

Whether you are looking for a new creative craft or have recently taken up embroidery, there is so much that you can accomplish with a needle and some thread. From thread painting to cross-stitch, there are a wide variety of techniques to choose from to get the effect that you are after. And while it may seem intimidating at first, embroidery is a relaxing hobby that will let your creative side shine.

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June 13, 2023

Artist Explores the Concept of Dual Identities in Series of Textile Portraits

Moving to a new country can be invigorating and isolating all at once. When Bahamian artist Gio Swaby relocated to Canada, she found herself presenting a different version of herself compared to back home. Her new exhibition I Will Blossom Anyway explores the concept of dual identities experienced by immigrants with a series of self-portraits and a grid work of nine silhouettes.

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