Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak
Kharkov based artist Elena Fedoryak – the master reviving wool. She creates toys that can win the hearts of viewers. Realistic felted animals by Elena Fedoryak surprise with the naturalness and high skill of execution. According to Elena, for some reason, she can not perceive them as mere toys. She even believes that they are born, and she only helped them a little. Meanwhile, about felting Elena learned five years ago, quite accidentally, as she says, stumbled on the Internet. Seeing the images of felted toys, she realized that she was “hooked”.
Category Archive: Applied Art
Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak
Felted toys by Nadezhda Micheyeva
Russian self-taught artist Nadezhda Micheyeva lives in St. Petersburg. She is a dentist by education and profession. Felting miniature toys is just her hobby. Her talented works are expressive and touching. Adorable felted toys by Nadezhda Micheyeva leave no one indifferent. According to Nadezhda, it all started in a childhood, when she drew a lot, and constantly invented something. So, her mom took her to the art studio, but to painting she prefered molding plaster figures. In particular, she enjoyed making some primitive dolls, small animals and sewing clothes for them.
Miniature Felted birds by Natalia Linkova
Russian artist of applied art Natalia Linkova (Asunta) shows both – her artistic skills and good knowledge of ornithology. Natalia Linkova lives in the southern city of Feodosia, in Crimea. According to her, she has been creative since childhood. As the artist writes on her website “I have always remembered myself with materials for creative work in my hands – scraps, beads, paint, canvas, thread, and so on. And I am happy that now there are even more possibilities, materials and knowledge, and there is no limit for perfection! There is something to strive for, there is so much to learn! I love what I do! And I only do what I love!”.
Traditional Norwegian painting Rosemaling is an amazing art of painting on wood. Accurate translation into English – rosepainting, quite common on the Internet translation of “drawing with a rose” the word indicates a process. This ancient art emerged in the 18th century, gained popularity in the first half of the 19th century, and is still very popular in Norway and abroad. As Norway always features a variety of dialects and variability of the same style, each locality had its own rosemaling. The best known were “rose painting” from Telemark and Hallingdal.
Angelo Filomeno embroidery
Currently exhibited in The House of Magic Affection (December 18, 2014 – January 31, 2015) embroidered paintings by Filomeno are truly masterpieces.
Born in 1963 in Ostuni, Italy, he made a successful career in the world of fashion and costume design. According to Filomeno, he has always wanted to be an artist. So, he decided to pursue a career as an artist in 1993. “Suddenly, my mind and my hands together will create beauty.” And so it happened.
In fact, Maestro works with different materials, from Shandong silk, chromium glass and feathers, to stainless steel. His art features the style, taste, and aesthetic elegance of his designs. In particular, in the series “Underwater kingdom” he embroidered dazzling figures of the underwater world.
Ribbon embroidery by Olesya Kruchinskaya
One of the most interesting and original types of needlework is ribbon embroidery. However, some craftswomen are hesitant to take up this technique, considering that it is difficult. In fact, despite a wide variety of techniques and stitches, this kind of embroidery is quite simple and accessible. Luxurious needlework, ribbon embroidery can range from fine, detailed work to bold, vivid, and abundant. The motifs featured in silk ribbon embroidery are almost always floral.
These Satin ribbon embroidery are hand made artworks by Olesya Kruchinskaya, craftswoman from Yekaterinburg, Russia. Born October 10, 1972, Olesya Kruchinskaya is an architect and interior designer. She studied Art History and Restoration at Architecture University.
Batik artist Olga Petrenko
Born May 3, 1985 in the city of Feodosia, Olga Petrenko, aka Olikirolli, is an artist working in the technique of Batik. According to her biography, in 2000 she graduated with honors from Feodosia children’s art school named after A.K. Aivazovsky. And in 2007 she graduated from the Crimean Art College named after N. Samokish (department of painting and decorative art). Her favorite technique of painting – cold batik, that is painting on silk.