Just when you think we’re officially out of fresh fashion trends, life gives you… crochet pants. Whether or not you’ve hopped on the knit bus (weird image, am I right?), textiles are having a major moment, not only in fashion but also in art. On that note, meet 5 textile artists who you should follow as you ponder the very important question of whether or not you should buy some crochet pants.
1) Natalie Miller
This Australian architect, interior designer and textile artist makes wall rugs that won’t make you feel like you’re back at babushka’s. And if you need further testament to her awesomeness, she even made a tapestry of Yayoi Kusama.
2) Maryanne Moodie
Fellow Aussie textile artist Maryanne Moodie makes colorful textile art inspired by vintage patterns, traditional costumes, modern art and the natural world. Girlfriend’s got her inspirational bases covered, it seems.
3) Tessa Perlow
Want to test out a ride on the textile train without going full steam ahead? Tessa Perlow’s your girl. Her Etsy shop is stacked with beautiful, one of a kind pieces, many made from recycled materials. Her designs just might convince you that you need those crochet pants after all…
4) Kate Marchenko
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Планирую расписание занятий на март – апрель ☀️ Хотите 6-ти недельный курс? Если да, напишите мне об этом ???? В процессе обучения у вас будет возможность создать 3 работы на любую желаемую вами тему; научиться переносить готовую вышивку на изделие➰ Следующие Мк состоятся 3 и 24 февраля☀️Тема свободная ☀️ Все материалы предоставляются; Мк рассчитан на любой уровень подготовки По всем вопросам пишите в директ ????
If you’ve ever wanted to embroider a portrait of Van Gogh but didn’t have the skills, now you can live your dream. Kate Marchenko is a Russian embroidery artist who gives courses (including online!) to all who want to learn. And if you don’t, her feed just might convince you otherwise.
5) Emily Botelho
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I turn 30 tomorrow, and my mental health has taken a nosedive (unrelated) so I’m going to be giving a few special things away tomorrow to try and trick myself into producing some more serotonin. Turn post notifications on because I’m terrible at sticking to deadlines ????. . . . #embroidery #embroideryart #embroideryhoop #handmade #handstitched #textileart #etsyshop #abstractembroidery #etsyukseller #artist #seascape #wales #meetthemaker #abstract #wallart #modernembroidery #anglesey #dmc #thread #homewares #interiors #picoftheday #postoftheday #handmadegifts #textileartist #lookwhatwemade
In case your more of a BIY (buy it yourself) than a DIY kinda girl, you can also get some beautiful embroidery art with the click of a button, from Emily Botelho’s Etsy shop. Botelho makes nature-inspired embroidery artworks that would make the perfect addition to any collection—and if you’re not ready to shell out the big bucks, she has prints, too.
Text by Katya Lopatko.