2 posts categorized "Textiles"

20/07/2012

How does your garden grow?

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Indeed! How does your garden grow? A question l asked myself, when l discovered these intricate bowls of nature. Created by Yorkshire Dale textile artist, Anne Honeyman, each bowl vibrantly tells its own botanical story, from meadow, hedgerow to cottage garden.

Alongside the intelligent use of colour, and delicately crafted structure, l also like the way the bowls tilt at an angle, allowing movement to subtlety reflect the natural flow of nature's habitat.

Anne Honeyman specialises in machine embrodiery, and yet also draws on a broad range of techniques from felting to metalwork to reflect the recurring theme of the environment - questioning man's impact upon it, as she weaves her textile magic.

Nestling gently in the palm of your hands, these richly embroided creations, truly capture the vivid impressions of a warm summers day!

12/06/2012

The miniature world of Amigurumi

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Who would believe that it would be possible to crochet on such a small scale? The Su Ami group, a family of five, based in Vietman have, and are accomplishing just that!

Inspired by the Japanese art of amigurumi - a form of knitting and crocheting small stuffed animals, Su Ami - a family of craftsmen with nimble fingers, have created a series of miniature animals, which l feel radiate an endearing charm all of their own.

From the cheeky monkey to the family of penquins, such craftmenship is to be surely commended. l like the way the photographs give a clear perspective of the scale, to which these characters are being created. Especially the wee owl, delicately perching on the end of a ruler.

Lovely!