Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Sew inspiring....

I wanted to share with you some stunning sewn works of art which inspire me no end to get my needle and thread out....
The images below are by a mind bogglingly talented Lauren DiCioccio...
Lauren has embroidered images from the New York Times, in homage to the ritual of newspaper reading, which she writes is "becoming a nostalgic and old fashioned art".

She also reconstructs the "delicate ghost" of mass produced plastic bottles with "tediously worked" organza fabric....
She has a host of different notes of currency (front AND back) that she has meticulously sewn too.....the detail is just PHENOMENAL!
So I shall leave you agape and in a state of wonderment .....
Tempted to get your needle and threads out???!


  1. Holy Smoke! This is so incredible!

    Thank you for sharing this, I am truly amazed and slightly bewildered as to how you talented sewing gals create such detailed works...

    Very inspiring :)


    p.s. One of these days I might muster enough courage to give sewing (other than button repair) a try! If anyone can inspire me to do it, you can.

  2. That's just incredible! I can't believe the detail. Very inspiring, indeed! :)

  3. Holy Moly! That is some seriously amazing talent.

  4. Wow, those are awesome! I can see how you're inspired!

  5. That's amazing...the detail and patience...

  6. Wow wow and wow again!..I mean WOW...

  7. Very awesome. Reminds me a bit of Miyuki Sakai's work, also really inspiring. http://www.miyukisakai.com/

    Thanks for the inspiration. Might need to do some embroidery today!

  8. Oh I love these! Thanks so much for sharing, I'm off to get more details!!