New sugar skull tapestry kits from Billy Grrrl. This sugar skull canvas has
colorful flower eyes and a shiny metallic silver face. A fun and easy
beginner craft kit perfect for tweens and adults. New color variations will
soon be available in the Billy Grrrl Etsy Shop. I love stitching skulls and
working with metallic threads. Various sized stripes were added to the
background for a vibrant modern look.
I can’t wait to see the documentary Art and Craft, a documentary
about art forger Mark Landis. Mark, a schizophrenic who’s
forgeries have been in over 60 museums nationwide, has never profited
from his actions and has never committed a crime. His paintings have
made it into museums because he pretends to be a philanthropist
and donates the canvases to these institutions. This is definitely a
truth is stranger than fiction story.
Magical & otherworldly is how I would describe the embroidery and
illustratons of Japanese artist, Azumi Sakata. I love the mix of thread,
beading and humor in her pieces.
Azumi received her MFA at The Royal College of Art in London.
The work of Brooklyn based artist and fashion designer, Heather Marie Scholl encompasses many themes including feminism, sexuality and
beauty. Heather describes her upcoming show, Sometimes It’s Hard to
be a Womanas an installation that:
“addresses issues of domestic violence with my unique visual language.
It is a social statement but with a lot of beauty, and metaphor, and fashion
running through it. Its elegant and heavily hand embroidered, but
disquieting through the environmental set up.”Sometimes It’s Hard to be a Woman opens November 7 at
FiveMyles Gallery in Brooklyn.
I am so looking forward to getting my copy of Knit Wit Magazine – a
lifestyle magazine for the fiber art and craft community. This will be
a bi-annual publication filled with interviews, editorials, travelogues
and shopping. Their Kickstarter campaign doesn’t end until September
10th, and they’ve already surpassed their goal.
Introducing the first four beginner needlepoint kits by Billy Grrrl. The
kits come with a hand illustrated canvas, lots of floss, colorful and
clear instructions / diagrams, two needles, and a needle threader.
These kits make great gifts and are the perfect project for someone who
wants to try needlepoint or doesn’t want a large project commitment.
They are affordable and a lot of fun!
Heart SkullFern (sea creature)
I can’t get over the beauty and intricacy of Chloe Giordano‘s
embroidery. Some of her animals are barely the size of a thimble.
Chloe uses a straight stitch that she sews over and over with multiple
colors of sewing thread. All of this is done by hand. Check out Chloe’s
Facebook and Tumbler pages to see her process and updates on her