I just wanted to share a few really fantastic embroidered pieces I’ve found on Flickr recently.
Bridgeen is a very talented artist and I love pretty much everything she does. She’s also one of the brains behind and organizers of the Illustration Stitch-Along, which I participated in when it started, but haven’t had time to participate in since. One of her more recent pieces is from the Illustration SAL: a really lovely embroidered tribute to illustrator and children’s book writer Maurice Sendak. Update: Bridgeen wrote a blog post about the piece above.
She’s done a number of lovely embroidered pieces like this, and they’re always quite stunning.
I first discovered her when she participated in the first Illustration SAL challenge, where the focus was on Edward Gorey. She did a lovely embroidered piece (a pillow case) featuring one of Gorey’s skull-headed children.
I’m always finding lots of great pieces on Flickr. You can follow my rather eclectic collection of favourites here.