Jane C Thom (a.k.a. @jaygel_threads) Just Did The Most Fantastic Embroidered Portrait Of Natasha Lyonne

This portrait is the first thing I saw when I opened Instagram today and I knew I had to write about it right away. I have five of six other blog posts lined up, but Jane C Thom and Natasha Lyonne take precedence. Natasha Lyonne is a gift to humanity. Her big red hair, her scruffy voice, her acting chops. I mean: Russian Doll, Orange is the New Black, But I’m a Cheerleader, Slums of Beverly Hills, are all classics because of Lyonne and her incredible presence. Doing portrait work isn’t as simple as doing a…

Mallory Barton of Ellucy Stitches Swears By Negative Space Florals

As soon as I saw one of Mallory Barton’s (a.k.a. @ellucystitches), I knew I had to buy a kit immediately and get stitching (a couple kits actually). I picked the negative space floral “Fuck Yes” and this beautiful floral arragement: Everybody who saw it loved the floral arrangement. I ended up giving it to the son my best friend for his birthday. He’s into all things crafty and I knew he loved this one in particular. It was really fun to make. The kit was perfect. It had absolutely everything I need and it was all…

Julie Campbell Combines Textile Art With Anatomy Drawings

Julie Campbell studied Applied Graphics in the ’80s and worked for a number of years as an illustrator in Belgium. After her son was born, she took an Anatomy and Pathology drawing class in the evenings, where she was able to pursue her fascination with the inner workings of the human body. According to an interview Campbell gave to Pikchur mag, it was after a 2014 M Museum exhibition that celebrated the 500th anniversary of Andres Vesalius, “one of the most important figures in modern medicine,” that she would begin a new series of works based…

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