Thread illustrations by Miyuki Sakai
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? For more than twenty years talented Japanese artist Miyuki Sakai has been creating award-winning illustrations with a sewing machine using only thread. 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. She took 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.