Embroidered Animals

I try to stay away from politics on my blog. That being said, regardless of where you stood on voting day or where you stand now, the truth is that we all need beauty in our lives to keep us going, regardless of whom we wanted to see in the Oval Office. Many of us use crafting as an escape - we make beautiful things to express our creativity and surround ourselves and our friends with squishy knitting, warm quilts, stunning samplers, or even a woven tapestry to hang on the wall. Crafting is one of the oldest ways to bring people together. Embroidery is fascinating and I so admire people who do it well. I was particularly taken by the extraordinary work of UK illustrator Chloe Giordano and wanted to share it with you. I hope it puts a smile on your face amidst the headlines, the tweets, the posts, and the news. Where do you look for every day beauty in your life? Original article found here.

New Incredibly Intricate Embroidered Animals By Chloe Giordano

The queen of embroidery is holding her throne. UK-based illustrator Chloe Giordano (previously here and here) has a new collection of work, and it’s absolutely whimsical.

Chloe’s handmade embroidered animals have been stealing hearts across the web since 2013, when she uploaded a Tumblr photo of a tiny squirrel, intricately sewn in full colour. Since then, she’s threaded all kinds of woodland creatures, with a special focus on rabbits in her latest series of Instagram posts. Her technique is so meticulous that the animals look ready to leap right out of the frame, even though most of them are barely the size of a thimble.