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Fine Embroidery art by Maria Vasilyeva

Fine Embroidery art by Maria Vasilyeva

Beatrice d’Este. Fine Embroidery art by Maria Vasilyeva

Handbag made of Italian velvet, color of cranberry juice. Decorated with a portrait of Beatrice d’Este, the lawful wife of Ludovico Sforza, work of Renaissance painter Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis (c. 1455 – c. 1508), about 1490. Fine Embroidery art by Maria Vasilyeva. Maria Vasilyeva is an artist by training, but once completed courses in embroidery and work with textiles in all its forms fascinates her the most. Marina is engaged in various kinds of arts and crafts using natural knowledge and skills in the field of art. The artist works in the technique of batik, beading, felting, embroidery, knitting, tapestry, design, painting, weaving, graphics. Maria is a talented master, whose fine workmanship and artistic taste is comparable with the old masters. Maria’s creations have a soul, which she puts into each of her creation, whether it is a purse, a brooch, or a panel. Maria lives and works in the northern capital of Russia – St. Petersburg.
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Agnes Herczeg macrame painting

Agnes Herczeg macrame painting

Stunning textile work. Agnes Herczeg macrame painting

Agnes Herczeg macrame painting
Hungarian textile artist Agnes Herczeg was born in the town of Kecskemét. She graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 1997. While studying, she has learned many traditional handicraft techniques, from embroidery and lace-making to macramé, and weaving. Creating her works, Agnes uses only with natural materials – tree branches, roots, fruits, seeds, yarns, threads, textiles, which supplement in a single composition. They seem imbued with rays of light, their stories are unusual, the embodiment of elegance and harmony. Combining innovative techniques with traditional handicraft, Agnes has created one-of-a-kind art gallery consisting of lace and ceramic, lace and wood, lace and coconut shell masterpieces. Lace-making is an extremely time consuming occupation; and it takes Agnes several days just to complete a small piece.
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Ubrus Gold embroidery workshop

Ubrus Gold embroidery

Saint Trinity. Embroidery art by Ubrus Gold embroidery workshop

Ubrus Gold embroidery workshop
The origins of this art form, mentioned in the Bible and in Greek mythology, are lost. Textile scholar Lanto Synge posits that it probably originated in China, and documents early surviving fragments that are estimated as being 4,500 years old. Throughout the history of embroidery, religious institutions have been among its greatest patrons. In Russia, goldwork embroidery received the greatest development in the second half XVIII – first half XIX centuries. Then Torzhok masters embroidered hats, muslin sleeves, aprons, belts, morocco shoes, purses, folk costume parts and ecclesiastical objects. In summer 1999, students of the School of Church and gold embroidery embroidered the Ayor (covering in the orthodox church, rectangular in shape) for Optina monastery in St. Petersburg. This date can be considered the beginning of the Ubrus Gold embroidery workshop.
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Carpet Making ancient art

Carpet Making ancient art

The world’s most ancient pile carpet was found in the largest of the Pazyryk burial mounds, Altay mountains, Russia. The Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg. Carpet Making ancient art

Carpet Making ancient art
The earliest survived carpet relates to V century BC. Archaeologists discovered it in the famous Pazyryk mound in the Altai of Russia, and now it is in the Hermitage of St. Petersburg. Anyway, origin of the carpet is a matter of debate. Carpet makers were in Central and West Asia. It was possibly a funeral accessory and a masterpiece of Armenian workmanship. Pazyryk carpet concise ornament decorated with pronounced zoo and anthropomorphic elements (riders on horseback). In addition to serving as an ornament and element of interior, it is also the keeper of valuable information. Indeed, very often, the carpet can be read like a book. Besides, when stored properly, the carpets can serve more than one hundred and even a thousand years.
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Hyper realistic dolls by Alyona Abramova

Doll 'Russian Beauty' author's work, a single copy. Hand embroidery, Vintage. Hyper realistic dolls by Alyona Abramova

Doll ‘Russian Beauty’ author’s work, a single copy. Hand embroidery, Vintage. Hyper realistic dolls by Alyona Abramova

Hyper realistic dolls by Alyona Abramova
Alyona Abramova (nee Shachkova), an artist by profession and “for life.” She graduated from Kholuy art school named after NN Kharlamov in 2004. Before that, there was an attempt to get an education at the Russian Academy of tourism in Moscow. But the artist who has always lived in the soul of Alyona – led her in another direction. The fate threw her into Kholui – famous in Russia center of lacquer miniature. In the words of the artist herself, she fell in love with this little piece of Russia, who is still in awe of its silence and nature. This can be assessed only by city people! Nature and silence – the best teacher for the artist. No chromatics and composition do not go with it in comparison! And nothing teaches better than a close observation of the world. And the spark of God in the soul, intuition – a lot more than education and diplomas. Alyona always drew, and her artistic education is more likely to “tick” in the personal file. The artist – is not a job but a way of life. As her teacher of composition said, “God has given us our profession in a good mood and with his eyes closed.”
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Wonderful Felted toys by Natalia Fadeeva

Blowing soap bubbles. Felted toys by Natalia Fadeeva

Blowing soap bubbles. Felted toys by Natalia Fadeeva

Felted toys by Natalia Fadeeva
Textile art, and creating felted toys in particular, have become a natural extension of the creative path that Natalia followed from early childhood to adult career. Russian artist of applied art Natalia Fadeeva is the author of these wonderful toys made of felt or mohair. The artist creates her works by hand, and each of them is presented in a single copy. All the little creatures have a special character, and even facial expressions. It seems that a cat is just about to jump off the shelf, or a mouse family sitting at the breakfast table are going to run away on their business. Natalia Fadeeva has been making stuffed animals for more than 15 years now. Started by her small toy making business has become a family business, in which involved other members of the family – her husband and son. Natalia Fadeeva sells her works worldwide. In addition to textile art, she is fond of creating video games, photography, and painting.
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Yana Bogdanova wool painting

Yana Bogdanova wool painting

Monochrome black and white Portrait on old photo. Yana Bogdanova wool painting

Yana Bogdanova wool painting
Russian professional artist Yana Bogdanova uses spun and wool like paints and brush. Paintings with wool is her most favorite kind of creativity. She has learned about this technique quite recently, but has mastered this technique at a high level. She is also engaged in oil painting, wood painting, interior painting and sculpting, as well as teaching (conducting master classes). Yana Bogdanova participates in trade exhibitions, mostly in St. Petersburg, where she lives and works. The wool paintings by Yana Bogdanova are in great demand and the attention from art lovers.
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