Cross-stitch hip-hop: Emma McKee

Yes, way.  Cross-stitch and hip-hop do meet.  Here.

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Embroidery, poetry, photography

Maria Wigley combines embroidered handwriting with poetry and photography.  If the thought of that excites you half as much as it thrills me, then don’t miss her website   As an arts college tutor, Maria has thought much about her art and is able to pull out of her bag the quote: “Painting is silent poetry and poetry is painting that speaks” Plutarch. Also, she … Continue reading Embroidery, poetry, photography

Loyalty and Kindness – Drawn IN (Carole Bury)   Both a beautiful statement and illustration, by artist Carole Bury.  You can see more of her work on her website  She works through fine art, paper, textiles, drawings, often with the subject of birds and flight and associated emotions of joy and release. “As my pencils and charcoal dance and skitter over the paper I sense I am releasing the secrets … Continue reading Loyalty and Kindness – Drawn IN (Carole Bury)

Alighiero Boetti

This Italian artist produced joyous, coloured designs of “squared words” of phrases in Italian, then had them embroidered by Afghan needlewomen in refugee camps in 1970s. (photo from TJBoulting, gallery, which held an exhibition of the work in 2012) Quello Che Non Succede In Mille Anni Succedera In Un Attimo (That which does not happen in a thousand years will happen in a second), 1994, … Continue reading Alighiero Boetti