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Embroidery

Portraits Of Algerian Female Combatants Transform Into Darkly Psychedelic Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.28.2014 | 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 02.13.2014 | Gay 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 11.27.2013 | Gay 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...

PHOTOS: Why This Is Better Than Any Instagram Pic

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 08.23.2013 | HuffPost Home

One artist offers a lovelier way to immortalize your gorgeous home.

Behind the Seams of Ghada Amer's Erotic Embroideries

Marina Cashdan | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

In her riverside studio in Harlem, Ghada Amer keeps a world of powerful women at her fingertips, pulled from the pages of erotic magazines and reimagined into the abstract, embroidered paintings and delicate drawings she is known for.

Summer Style Trend: Embroidery

Condiment | Posted 06.03.2013 | Style
Condiment

Embroidery is said to date back to the fifteenth century, and initially arrived in fashion as a means to repair and reinforce clothing with various stitching, string and yarn. If necessity is truly the mother of all invention, this handicraft is an example.

WARNING: This Needlework Is NSFW

Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts

Artist Alaina Varrone turns the wholesome craft of embroidery into a tantalizing medium for erotica in her colorful NSFW needleworks. From blush-worth...

LOOK: Embroidery Designs That Are Actually Funny

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 05.10.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's the kind of humor grandma probably wouldn't understand.

Guldnakke (Golden neck) by Trine Søndergaard

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

" My Neck Is Shaded by the Beads....." Gold is a universal symbol of wealth, the sublime or the divine. gold provokes a feeling of desire in many ...

All The News That's Fit To...Knit?

Posted 05.09.2013 | Arts

Artist Lauren Dicioccio uses a needle and thread to memorialize news articles, perserving the black and white images of The New York Times via multi-c...

PHOTOS: Surprising Palestinian Styles

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Can a culture be preserved and reconstructed through its costumes?

The Faithful Shopper: Kute Kids

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Back to school shopping is over, and the kids have all their electronics, books, pens, supplies and everyday needs in hand. But is your shopping done? Here are a few spectacular shops to outfit your little ones through the rest of the year!

Embroidery, Tech, and Hurricanes: Artist Shelley Spector and Philadelphia's NextFab Studio (PHOTOS)

Joan K. Smith | Posted 08.16.2012 | Arts
Joan K. Smith

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Confessions of a Non-Crafter: Embroidery and I Might Be Having a Moment

Courtney Cachet | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Cachet

I have a lot of friends who could be called crafty. You know the type: They try new recipes, make scrapbooks, totebags and headbands for your kid. Truthfully, I find them just slightly annoying. It's just so not me.