‘In 2002 Zittel began hand felting wool directly into the shape of shirts, tunics or dresses. Eash resulting Fiber Form Uniform was made as a single piece with no seams. These garments were produced the auspices of A- Z Advanced Technologies – bringing complexity of form together with pre-industrial know-how. A-Z Advanced Technologies comment on progressive designs that hark back to lost primitive ideals.’
'In the A-Z Single Strand Uniforms (1998-2001) Zittel abandoned pre-woven fibers and created clothing directly from a single strand of yarn, which she crocheted into various forms. She chose crochet because it required the least number of implements possible (a single hook) to make a garment.’
text and images http://www.zittel.org/
"Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’"
A woman’s work is never done
Herbarium of Dreams.
Lorenzo Nanni ‘Simulations’
Lorenzo Nanni is a textile artist living and working in Paris. His handmade fiber sculptures are inspired by organic matter and living forms. He reinterprets images of botany and anatomy through traditional embroidery and haute couture techniques, using natural materials and minerals. His work combines traditional knowledge with high quality contemporary art, design, and a modern, personal universe. Creatures and hybrid plants, skins, organs, landscapes, and symbols are transformed into a visceral and fantastic universe. The sculptures are scientifically pinned in glass displays or suspended under glass globes like the anatomical ecorchés or entomological trophies.
On top of his work as a textile designer, Nanni brings his creations to life through photography, animated films, and cinematographic work. He gladly embarks in joint ventures with other artists to widen his creative universe and confront it to that of others. His latest project “Naiade“, an animated short which he co-directed, has gathered him various awards in festivals around the world.
text and imagery http://make-space.net/2012/01/02/lorenzo-nanni/
b8l asked: this blog is incredible!! there's so much amazing stuff on here.
Thank you..! Sorry it’s been a little sporadic, I’ll have a little more time to maintain it in the near future :)
Cross stitch by Australian artist Leah Emery
"I just like the idea of contributing to a healthy sexual debate," says Ms Emery. "I think we could all have a much healthier understanding and approach to topics of a sexual nature if we talk about it a little bit more."
Embroidery from the Ainu tribe, from the Hokkaido, Sakhalin and Kuril Islands.
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Fragments from a hanging, 1700-1730
Gujarati embroidery in chain stitch
Platt Hall Gallery of Costume, Manchester
Succulent Embroidery by Jess Simon
Tesla the great and power, by Rachel Rose.
mixed media painting on self made paper
林孝彦 HAYASHI Takahiko 2000
Fragments by Lorenzo Nanni (2001)
Lorenzo Nanni is a textile artist living and working in Paris. His handmade fiber sculptures are inspired by organic matter and living forms. He reinterprets images of botany and anatomy through traditional embroidery and haute couture techniques, using natural materials and minerals.
Embroidery!!!! Text!!! wowz.