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Life-Size Embroidered Sculptures That Imitate Everyday Domestic Scenes by Gao Rong

Beijing-based artist Gao Rong sews life-size replicas of everyday objects from Chinese urban and domestic infrastructure. The embroidered sculptures imitate the routine items our eyes often skip over—graffiti-covered bus signs, broken pay phones, and stacks of dirty dishes. Although her works look commonplace, … Continue reading

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A Full-Scale Demolished Car Constructed From Silk, Aluminum Mesh, and Tulle by Jannick Deslauriers

Montreal-based textile artist  Jannick Deslauriers builds elaborate and often life-size pieces of machinery by sewing together yards of silk, aluminum mesh, and tulle. Each fabric she uses is transparent, which speaks to the hidden politics lurking behind commonly used objects … Continue reading

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Shimmering Metallic Embroideries of Dragonflies and Other Insects by Humayrah Bint Altaf – Colossal

Bedford, England-based embroidery artist Humayrah Bint Altaf (previously) continues to construct ornate insects using shimmering threads and metallic beads. Her dragonflies, bees, beetles, and butterflies take shape using carefully paired patterns and colors that form wings, bodies, and even delicate feet. While … Continue reading

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Carved and Embroidered Leaves by Hillary Fayle

 Hillary Fayle (previously here and here)  slices and stitches patterns into found leaves, producing elegant designs that strike a delicate balance between natural specimens and the human hand.The works range from minimal tweaks to individual leaves to more involved patterns that link several in one … Continue reading

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