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The List: Innovative, Under the Radar American Made Gifts

Michelle Vale | Posted 12.13.2015 | Business
Michelle Vale

During the holiday season is when I am most acutely aware of the gross imbalance of imports versus exports, that is the current situation here at home...

Easy DIY Rustic Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

Dot & Bo | Posted 12.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dot & Bo

This year, we've become especially enamored with rustic holiday homes - and have been hunting for new ways to bring woodsy charm into our own abodes. ...

Artist Leah Emery Cross-Stitches Scenes From Vintage Pornography

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts

Warning: These cross-stitches may not be suitable for work.  There's a certain sheen coating the actors and scenes in 21st century pornography t...

Erotic Embroidery Artist Is Not Your Grandma's Craft Maker

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

Two edgy, platinum blonde girls in black bikinis pose, showing off tongue rings. Another badass pair gossips behind cupped palms; another lazes on be...

Embroidered Paintings Conjure Fantasy Mashup Of 'The Bachelor' And 'OITNB'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts

"I was a contestant on The Bachelor. When I arrived at the mansion I was numb and depressed. The first night I didn’t shower or brush my hair. I thi...

Artist Catfishes Dudes On Craigslist, Embroiders Their Cringeworthy Come-Ons (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts

Warning: This post contains graphic language and may not be suitable for work. "My inspiration for this project was the Medieval tale of th...

Feminist Artist Heather Marie Scholl Stitches Why 'It's Hard To Be A Woman'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts

Contemporary women artists have imagined a myriad of ways to explore themes of femininity, identity, representation, violence, sexuality and body love...

This Is A Contemporary Feminist's Take On Traditional Needlework

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

A catcall -- made in the moment, often hollered casually with little forethought -- lasts only a few seconds. Once a statement like "Good morning, goo...

This Might Be The Best Way To Deal With Hateful Internet Comments

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women

What to do when someone writes terrible things about you on the Internet? Turn their comments into cute pieces of embroidery, obviously. Marie Bria...

Noah Michelson

LOOK: Artist Uses Hunky Male Physique Images To Take Embroidery Somewhere It's Never Gone Before | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Max Colby gives new meaning to the word "prick." The 24-year-old artist combines embroidery with images from male physique magazines that were popu...

These Embroideries Of Boobs, Butts, Nipple Hairs And Stretch Marks Are Just Perfect (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts

Warning: This post contains images of (embroidered) boobs and buts, and thus may not be suitable for work. Say farewell to all your preconceived ...

Portraits Of Algerian Female Combatants Transform Into Darkly Psychedelic Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts

Asad Faulwell's massive canvases channel the ornate appearance of tapestries or kilim, weaving together intricate designs from paint, paper and pins. ...

This Is Not A Painting

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts

From a distance, Sophia Narrett's "paintings" seem to be dripping from their canvas. They run off the edges of an imaginary frame, blurring the space ...

These Are The Feminist Doilies You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts

If you have -- like us -- been hiding in the depths of the Internet, waiting for that one artist to combine the politics of female hair with the delic...

Feminist Embroidery That Says Everything You Want To Say To Misogynists... With Thread

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

What do you get when you combine potent Feminist mantras with the delicate craft of embroidery? Something along the lines of Mo Morgan's genius series...

An Embroidered Art Project Dedicated To Viruses, Bacteria And Disease

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts

Etsy genius Alicia Watkins has introduced us to an art medium we didn't know we were missing: the infinitely entertaining world of embroidered microbe...

I See What You're Saying

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Denver
EllynAnne Geisel

I recently received an email from a company seeking my business. The message contained so many symbols, it appeared more a drawing upon a cave dwellin...

One Artist's Beautiful (And Painful) Tribute To His Loved Ones

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Warning for the squeamish: This post does include some slightly bloody photos. Artist David Cata has developed an unorthodox method for memorializ...

Hilarious Art Project Puts Lionel Richie Lyrics On Abandoned Furniture

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Every once in a while we come across a clever and hilarious street art project that makes our hearts sing. In this case, our hearts are belting out th...

35 Portraits of RuPaul: The Drag Queen as Muse

Sally Hansell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sally Hansell

"I am an artist using drag queens as muses," said Longley-Cook, a tall, bearded 28-year-old with a disarming manner. "Ru is more than a muse. She's a role model and a mother in many ways for the drag community. She is deserving of a portrait of this scale."

Artist Embroiders Cats On Shirts For Son, Breaks The Internet

Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts

Brace yourself for an internet explosion of viral cat levels. Japanese artist Hiroko Kubota has recently introduced the world wide web to the most ...

Unraveling: The Art of Christa Maiwald

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Embracing dichotomy, stitch-by-stitch, is finally what lends Maiwald's pieces both their intimate and universal powers.

On Being Transformed Into an Icon by Means of Needle and Thread: The Embroidery Portraits of Rebecca Levi

Christopher Murray | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Murray

This fall I'm tickled to death, and hopefully to immortality, to be represented in a showstopping embroidery portrait of me as the Amazonian Statue of the Republic from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Artist Rebecca Levi, takes painstaking care with the entire process.

LOOK: Artist Transforms Nude Selfies Into Woven Works Of Art

Posted 09.05.2013 | Arts

Whether we've wanted to see them or not, we're all used to the inappropriate selfie portrait. Thanks to risque social media users, young celebrities a...

LOOK: This Is What Nightmares Look Like

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.30.2013 | Arts

Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi has a way with threads. In his ongoing exhibition, "Hypnopompic," the warp and weft master combines surreal imagery wi...