Tag Archives: Art

The Hobby Horse (1884 – 1894)

The Hobby Horse Periodical I stumbled across this publication entitled The Hobby Horse which was published by the Century Guild of Artists between 1884 and 1894. I haven’t come across it before but apparently it’s credited with being the first high quality magazine committed soley to the visual arts. Some view it as being the […]

Nick Cave – HEARD•NY

Nick Cave – HEARD•NY This performative textile art installation in New York’s Grand central train station looks absolutely magical. I’ve come across Nick’s work before and it never fails to inspire. For HEARD•NY, artist Nick Cave will transform Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall with a herd of thirty colorful life-size horses that will peacefully “graze” […]

Retro Computer Game Needlecraft

Retro Computer Game Needlecraft Per Fahger’s choice of retro computer games as inspiration for his needlecraft is a perfect match. The pixelated imagery of these long fogotten computer games of the 80s and 90s maps easily onto the grip based systems that are used to create needlecraft patterns. Per´s choice of material, technique and color […]

Embroidery Artist Roanna Wells

Embroidery Artist Rosanna Wells These embroidered drawing by Rosanna Wells are wonderfully delicate. These images are taken from a series entitled ‘Interpersonal Spacial Arrangements‘. Each image has been created from an aerial view of a significant gathering/event. The main image above for example was created in response to an election protest, in Bolotnaya Square, Moscow […]

Leigh Martin’s Knitted Forms of Funghi

Leigh Martin’s Knitted Forms of Funghi These knitted forms of funghi by Leigh Martin are rather beautiful. She is pursuing a project entitled ’52 Forms of Funghi’ throughout 2013 whilst challenging herself to knit new structures based upon the organisms that can be found all around us. The main image above is take from Leigh’s […]

A Walk in the Secret Garden

A Walk in the Secret Garden A Walk in the Secret Garden are a pair of machine and hand embroidered shoes created by textile artist Nell Burns of Nell’s Embroidery. These shoes, inspired by the book ‘The Secret Garden’ really are exquisite. They have been created through a process of freestyle machine embroidery and hand […]