Cross-Stitched Breaking News by Emily Roose
‘Slow Breaking News’ is an accurate title for this cross stitch series by Emily Marsh, created for her Masters in Graphic Design thesis project at the New England School of Art and Design. Each one took her 25 hours to make. “I wanted to see how this transference of medium affects the message of these stories and highlights the absurdity of the way stories are reported in the media and the way we consume them.”
Strikingly Detailed Thread Portraits by Lisa Smirnova
The same artist who splashed paint-like splotches across garments in the fashion collaboration above also produces beautiful scenes featuring human subjects, including Frida Kahlo and Charles Bukowski. Each piece can take up to three months to complete.
Surreal Scenes by Michelle Kingdom
There’s a moody depth to the dreamlike compositions of Michelle Kingdom, an LA-based artist working primarily in embroidery. “Decidedly miniature in scale, the scenes are densely embroidered into compress compositions,” she says. “While the world acknowledges the luster and lineage inherent in needlework, I use thread as a sketching tool in order to simultaneously honor and undermine this tradition. Beauty parallels melancholy, as conventional stitches acquiesce to the fragile and expressive.”
Dense Furry Creatures by Chloe Giordano
Tightly packed and layered, the stitches making up these tiny woodland creatures almost become sculptural, as if inviting you to touch them (but you probably shouldn’t.) Chloe Giordano creates a colored pencil effect with this series of small animals.