Stitch

Embroidery in art is a wide-ranging technique as we’ve discovered chatting to textile artists who use it in its most traditional sense as well as those who put a more contemporary spin on stitch. Here, we explore the work of those practitioners using hand embroidery, machine embroidery and a wide range of more specific techniques including punch embroidery, blackwork, cross stitch and applique.

2 years ago

Renato Dib: Within the sphere of intimacy

Renato Dib: Within the sphere of intimacy
Brazilian artist Renato Dib creates exquisite adaptations of the human form using velvet, silk, and other materials. The intimacy of the human form serves as an endless source of inspiration in his work. Beginning his career at a very early age, Renato’s ...
2 years ago

Emily Jo Gibbs interview: The immediacy of textiles

Emily Jo Gibbs interview: The immediacy of textiles
From lovingly observed portraiture to rigorously made, exquisitely detailed sculptural pieces, Emily Jo Gibbs’ work demonstrates mastery of technique, as well as a keen sensitivity for concept. The artist’s work can be found in several permanent museum collecti ...
2 years ago

Meta Heemskerk interview: Experimenting with metal

Meta Heemskerk interview: Experimenting with metal
For as long as Meta Heemskerk can remember, she has been attracted to creating art. The internet opened a vast collection of new opportunities to connect with others in the creative space, allowing Meta to further explore drawing, needlework, music, and a number of ...
2 years ago

Marty Jonas interview: Embellishing altered textiles

Marty Jonas interview: Embellishing altered textiles
Some might say that Marty Jonas was destined for textile arts at a young age. Her mother taught her to knit, crochet and sew, while her father taught her to hammer, saw and drill. In other words, she always kept her hands busy, and always applied her forces to crea ...
2 years ago

The best of Mr X Stitch: 5 cutting edge blog posts

The best of Mr X Stitch: 5 cutting edge blog posts
We’ve been longtime admirers of Mr X Stitch here at TextileArtist.org. Jamie Chalmers (AKA Mr X Stitch himself), has built a site that’s at the cutting edge of contemporary embroidery, and whilst there are some differences between his audience and ours, we all ...
2 years ago

Stewart Kelly interview: Drawing the human form

Stewart Kelly interview: Drawing the human form
With dozens of group and solo exhibitions over the past 15 years, Stewart Kelly has certainly made a name for himself in the world of textile art. Stewart’s work observes and documents the human form, recording its contours and expressions. The drawn and stitched ...
2 years ago

Karen Casper interview: A designer and an artist

Karen Casper interview: A designer and an artist
Karen Casper is an internationally acclaimed artist and designer that uses embroidery, lace, and embellishment techniques in her work. She has been exhibited at the Lace and Fashion Museum and the Surprising Laces Exhibition. Thanks to regular workshops and demonst ...
2 years ago

Robin McCarthy interview: A zen process to embroidery

Robin McCarthy interview: A zen process to embroidery
Robin McCarthy began her art career in embroidery, designing clothing for major labels as well as contributing to the Jim Henson Creature Shop. She studied art at San Diego State University and graphic design at Otis College of Art and Design. Her fine art is best ...

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