Posts tagged "embroidery"

11 Cross Stitches From Etsy That You Need In Your Home Right This Very Minute

God bless Etsy, the corner of the internet where anything you dream can be made manifest and shipped to your door. When I read about Elana Alexander, the artist who turned her catcalls into cross-stitches, the first thing I thought was, "Damn, it's been a while since I've looked into cross stitches on Etsy." Funny…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 18, 2014

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Artist Jessica Lagunas Embroiders With Her Grey Hair

You can color them, you can pluck them, or you can let them grow wild atop your head like Gloria Steinem. But artist Jessica Lagunas had different ideas for her grey hair: she plucked each strand and saved them up each year and used the hairs to embroider her age on black canvas. Beginning at…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2013

Etsy Spotlight: Irreverent Embroidery

The #1 most embroidered phrase in history is probably "Home Sweet Home," closely followed by "Bless This House" and "Live, Laugh, Love." Those saccharine sentiments are nice and all, but we prefer our embroidery to have a little bit more edge, which is where Etsy comes in. Click through to check out 8 examples of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 24, 2012

Shopping Guide: 8 Exquisite Embroidered Pieces

Embroidery is a great detail -- it adds such a feminine, retro feel to clothing and accessories. Luckily for us, it's having something of a moment right now, so it can be found on everything from dresses to tights to Dr. Martens boots. We rounded up eight lovely ways to work the trend into your…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 5, 2012

Kanye West Says The Darndest Things! Now, With Embroidery!

Kanye West's Twitter is really the gold standard of outrageous celebrity Twitter-izing, and so it makes sense that embroidery magician Amy Sheridan has chosen West's Twitter as her raison d'etre. She's embroidered several of her favorite Kanye tweets for your pleasure, and will happily craft your favorite 140-character West saying for a very-reasonable $40 bucks.

By: Julie Gerstein / December 10, 2011

Neat Needlework: Totally Severe’s Truly Weird Embroidery

Sarah over at Totally Severe really knows how to make embroidery happen. But she doesn't do your standard hearts and flowers kind of stuff. Oh no, she does whimsical, pop culture-laden designs that will make you laugh and probably scratch your head. As she explains it, "These are the products of idle hands and a…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 24, 2011

Vogue, In Stitches

British artist Inge Jacobsen creates cross-stitched covers of Vogue with painstaking detail. Says Jacobsen, "With the over saturation of images, my practice seeks to intervene in this overwhelming consumption from the mass produced and alter it to create something unique. By using intricate and, at times, painstaking technique such as embroidery, I am disrupting the…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 9, 2011

A Stitch In Time

Feeling crafty but intimidated by Superglue (eek) or knitting needles (oh my)? Fret not, friends! Crafting 101 is as simple as picking up a needle and thread and embroidering a hella cool design on a throw pillow or T-shirt. Sublime Stiching: Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart has instructions and diagrams for 35 stiches, including a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2011

Snooki Gets Cross-Stiched

This Snooki embroidery is one classy piece of art. The only thing missing is the pickle. [The Daily What]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 8, 2010

Hookup Text Messages Seem Quaint When Embroidered

A woman who goes by the name Ginger Anyhow reworked some love-related text messages into embroidered art. Isn't it amazing how romantic this obvious booty call seems when it's taken out of context and stitched up? [Make]…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 25, 2008