Some interesting stitching has caught my eye recently, various artists I’ve come across here and there who are doing good things with fabric and thread.
First up is Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė from Lithuania, who has taken cross-stitch pedal to the metal – literally:
|Between City and Village, 2008|
|Good Morning Composition, 2005|
|Way of Roses, 2010|
|Once Upon a Time in the Soup, 2006 |
|Way of Roses, 2007|
Sarah Trahan from Oakland, California, mixes things up with fabric, stitching and illustration to produce expressive and elegant pieces.
|Mary, 2012: Digital collage|
|Untitled 1, 2012: Embroidery and appliqué|
|Untitled 3, 2012: Embroidery and appliqué|
|Best Wishes, 2010: Digital collage|
I was drawn immediately to the work of Jacinta Lodge by her sense of light-heartedness. Her stumpwork tattoos put a gritty spin on traditional stumpwork and I love her Graffiti Stitchers series “created in collaboration with photographer Matti Hillig”.
|From Jacinta Lodge's Graffiti Stitchers series|
And Luke Haynes, an architect turned quilter, caught my attention with his Man Stuff series – a fresh, masculine take on quilt design.