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Thread illustrations by Miyuki Sakai

Thread illustrations by Miyuki Sakai

Blueberry pie, fruit and citruses, still life. Embroidered Thread illustrations by Miyuki Sakai, Japanese artist

Thread illustrations by Miyuki Sakai include series of art works – office, garden, powder room, street, cafe, girl’s best friend, supermarket, people. Imagine how much patience, skills and overall awesomeness an artist needs to create such intricate thread illustrations, which are actually embroidery? According to a talented Japanese artist Miyuki Sakai, he has been creating illustrations for more than twenty years. Meanwhile, for embroidering his award-winning illustrations he uses a sewing machine.
Miyuki Sakai grew up in Osaka, Japan. While a child, Miyuki watched her mother make her family’s clothes and she adopted the sewing machine for her unique style. After she graduated from the Art college in Kyoto, she moved to Tokyo and started working as a free-lance illustrator, taking part in several art exhibitions. Her work in a Martha Stewart living article called ‘Viva la tarte!’ won a bronze prize for the editorial design category in ADC 2011 awards. Miyuki Sakai lives in San Francisco.

Embroidered illustration by Japanese artist Miyuki Sakai

Pots, bag and flowers. Embroidered illustration by Japanese artist Miyuki Sakai

Thread illustrations by Miyuki Sakai

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