Stitched Up

As if it wasn’t already apparent, sewing, knitting and crocheting have definitely moved out of craft clubs in drafty old church halls and into a much cooler place.

See what I did there? Because drafty church halls are cold, right? I know – I’m hilarious. Anyway, here are some of my favourite threaded art works I’ve seen around the good olde interweb…

Jose Ramussi is a mixed media artist, but in one series he embroiders over old photographs. I love the ones above – the ballerina’s outfits are beautifully accented and the contrast with the original photo is so striking.

Joane Vasconcelos takes bourgeoise domestic objects, such as furniture or ceramic ornaments, and creates something exquisite by crocheting a new exterior pattern.

Pierre Fouche has used lace to make detailed and delicate portraits.

Dimitri Tsykalov knits large scale versions of credit cards. His pieces riff on the way that the financial world and a lifestyle founded on borrowed money is beginning to unravel, just like his knitted images.

Sol Jeane has knitted various foodstuffs – the frying pan of bacon was on the cover of the New York Times magazine.

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