Floating Embroidery

Embroidery is beautiful. I love going to museums and seeing wonderful samplers that young girls made, or spying embroidered details on the cuff of an ancient shirt or petticoat. What I appreciate even more than this gorgeous handwork is when someone comes along and turns a very old craft into something modern and unique. Check out Russian artist Krista Decor's clever and amazing embroidery! Original article found here.

Embroidery Artist Makes Her Designs ‘Float’ In Mid-Air By Using Tulle

Embroidery is a delicate art at the best of times, needing great accuracy and patience as well as a steady hand and eye for detail.

The Russian artist known as Krista Decor takes it to the next level by choosing to stitch her intricate designs on to a delicate fabric called tulle. Tulle is a lightweight netting that is so fine it has an almost transparent look, one that makes embroidery appear like it is suspended in mid-air.

Krista’s technique of haute couture embroidery was forged during an internship at V. Yudashkin, a fashion-house in Russia, and is inspired by nature. “Most of all in work with embroidery I like floral and animalistic ornament. Simply put, this is the world of nature of flowers and animals.” She writes. “When creating the decor, I use flat and voluminous embroidery which requires such materials as woollen yarn and cotton thread, beads, pearls, natural stones, gimp, embroidery with straw and silk ribbon. When combining these materials, a new design is born.”

Krista has an active Instagram page with all her new designs, including work in progress and some videos.