Izziyana Shuhaimi

Crafting takes time - we say it again and again every time someone says "Oh, you made that? How long did it take you?" I came across this article on Singapore-based artist Izziyana Suhaimi who adds embroidery to her pencil and watercolor illustrations and it reminded me of that. I especially like the bear hat, since I've knit something similar in the past! Original article here.

Fashion Illustrations with Embroidered Accents and Accessories by Izziyana Suhaimi


Singapore-based artist Izziyana Suhaimi introduces embroidered accents to her carefully rendered pencil and watercolor illustrations. Patterns of flowers unfold much like a tapestry across the paper canvas creating pieces she refers to as “evidence of the hand and of time.” For her series The Looms in Our Bones Suhaimi focuses mostly on fashion acessories where scarves, hats, and other clothing is depicted in thread, while she also uses the same techniques for more abstract shapes and designs. From her artist statement:

Embroidery for me is a quiet and still act, where each stitch represents a moment passed. The building of stitches then becomes a representation of time passing and the final work is like a physical manifestation of time – a time object. Each stitch is also a recording of the maker’s thoughts and emotions. I enjoy the duality of embroidery, in its movements of stabbing, cutting, covering, building, repairing, taking apart. Every stitch made seems to unfold a story and withhold it at the same time.

You can see much more of Suhaimi’s work here.