Mixed media artist Julie Cockburn manipulates found photographs by cutting, embroidering and collaging. She says “no image is safe after it enters my studio.”
These beautifully rendered embroidery maps are by rising artist Meghan Dauphinee, introduced here in 2012 for her series of paintings paying tribute to the ubiquitous Canadian variety store.
Embroidered lions, tigers, dragons, rabbits and even bats are the focus of the Textile Museum of Canada’s exhibition of Chinese children’s hats. It’s easy to see why kids adore them.
A rising star from Winnipeg, Japanese artist Takashi Iwasaki draws, paints and does collage and printmaking. But he is also drawn to the painstaking work of hand embroidery as a way of expanding his visual vocabulary.
Cayce Zavaglia paints in wool and thread and silk. Her remarkable “renegade embroidery,” as she calls it, is done on Belgian linen from one of the 100 or more photographs she snaps of each subject before beginning her layered portrait works. (See video at the bottom of this […]
A great post by a Toronto blogger tipped me to this exhibit at the Ontario Crafts Council in Toronto, called Studio Remix. The work of Shuyu Lu and Aneela Dias D’Sousa in particular caught my eye. She uses the Tim Hortons (coffee) bag, familiar to every Canadian, and […]