Embroidery

Embroidery

Embroidery stitches, made by hand or by machine, add a dimensional  and embellishment layer to wool cotton, silk, and more.

Browse through some of our spotlight interviews with amazing hand embroidery artists like Janet Clare and Lynn Krawczyk, or check out the great embroidery patterns from Kathy Schmitz.

Hollis Chatelain takes machine embroidery to an entirely new level.

We also offer tutorials with examples of a large variety of embroidery stitches.

After 35 years of creating, exhibiting, teaching and writing about textile art, Susan Brandeis is as enthusiastic as ever about creating her own visual language and helping others do the...

Growing up with artists as parents, Libby Williamson explored many ways of creating, and that is reflected in her fiber art today. With complex layers of fabric, paint, dye, print,...

When asked to “decorate an art pumpkin” for a local arts alliance exhibit, what’s a fiber artist to do? Add the personal challenge of using materials already in my studio....

Stephen Wilson uses modern technology to create contemporary artwork rooted in traditional craft. He uses fabric and thread to create his images in the same way a painter might use...

Valerie Bothell found crazy quilting over 20 years ago and has never looked back. Intrigued by the infinite combinations of fabrics, colors and stitches, every new project is a fresh...

Combining old textiles with computer technology, Hale Ekinci creates thought-provoking fiber art. Beginning with an old family photograph, Hale manipulates the image and transfers it to a repurposed household textile....

At first glance, Claire B. Jones' sculptural embroidery looks like it must be built on some kind of armature. But Claire engineers her pieces so that they are built entirely...

Asking "what if" inspires Terri Shinn to experiment with texture and color to achieve her vision of the world, often from a macro perspective. She gets close to her subjects...