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Category Archive: Textile art

Evdokiya gold embroidery art

Evdokiya gold embroidery art. Icon of the Savior in the tradition of ancient embroidered stitching of 16th century

Christ the Savior icon in the tradition of ancient embroidered stitching of 16th century. Evdokiya gold embroidery art

Evdokiya gold embroidery art

Master of gold embroidery Evdokiya works in her studio “Gold embroidery” in Sevastopol. Evdokiya has been engaged in the goldwork and applied art since childhood. With age, her love of crafts has grown even more. She entered the Stavropol Art School, from which she successfully graduated. The desire to learn more led her to the northern capital of Russia – St. Petersburg. Evdokiya arrived in St. Petersburg, the city where she has lived for 15 years. There she finished the courses on ancient spool sewing, workshop “Ubrus” of Herzen Pedagogical University, the department of arts and crafts. Her thesis was the emblem of the University, which Evdokiya made in the technique of gold embroidery. Talented artist of applied art participated in various exhibitions. Besides, her works decorate churches in Russia. Evdokiya continues to engage in goldwork, conducting master classes, teaching visitors. In 2014, she left St. Petersburg for Sevastopol, where she currently lives with her family.
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Painting on silk by Elena Prudnikova

Walking in London

Walking in London. Painting on silk by Elena Prudnikova

Painting on silk by Elena Prudnikova
Inspired by the beauty of London and its attractions, architecture, streets, the artist has created a series of remarkable paintings on silk. Smolensk based artist Elena Prudnikova graduated from Moscow Pedagogical University (graphic arts faculty) to become a teacher of Art. Her favorite technique of painting is batik, or painting on silk fabric stretched on cardboard, with acrylic paints. Many of her works have participated in international exhibitions and are in private collections in Russia and abroad. Elena Prudnikova is a member of the International Association of Art. Elena lives and works in Smolensk.
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Batik artist Yaroslava Kuznetsova

Batik scarf waxwings on the vine

Waxwings on the vine. Painting on silk by batik artist Yaroslava Kuznetsova

Batik artist Yaroslava Kuznetsova, known as the Master Amarga – a professional artist, member of the Moscow Union of Artists. Yaroslava has become engaged in batik quite recently. Although her experience in painting on fabric has a couple of decades, but they were painting scenery and costumes for the theater and cinema. Few specifics, other materials and for other purposes – the screen, and, especially, the scene, that is much more conventional, and “clothes” can not be used in everyday life. But she wanted to move all this beauty into life.
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Kirsten Chursinoff embroidery art

Kirsten Chursinoff embroidery art

Red-chest bird. Kirsten Chursinoff embroidery art

Kirsten Chursinoff embroidery art
Canadian artist of applied art Kirsten Chursinoff loves to embroider. This type of needlework seems to her the most universal, the ability to attract a combination of hand and machine work. Kirsten is glad that ordinary materials such as yarn and fabric can create beautiful images of nature, which is the main inspiration for her. Kirsten’s embroidery is more like postcards with landscapes, plants, animals. The author emphasizes that she draws inspiration from the contemplation of nature. In addition, she spends a lot of time studying the different types of embroidery, looking for fresh ideas in books on art and photography. The mother of two children, Kirsten Chursinoff lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. The latest exhibition “Feathers and Wings” of her embroidered birds, butterflies and moths took place in New Westminster Public Library April 1-30, 2015.
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Crochet portraits by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet portraits by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet portraits by Ekaterina Penzina

Crochet portraits by Ekaterina Penzina
Talented 26 year-old Russian graphic artist, animator and painter Ekaterina Penzina (aka Katika) is from Yaroslavl. She received her first artistic knowledge in Yaroslavl art school. Then followed three-year course of jewellery design in a college, and six years of studying in the Ural Academy of Architecture and Art. However, the idea to replace the brush and paints with a hook and yarn came during her pregnancy, when women tend to do something “warm” and cozy: knitting or sewing. The inner artist and female nature – this is where her technique was born. Besides, it was her mom who played the main role in the decision to begin this direction of textile art. From early childhood Ekaterina learned knitting and sewing from her mother. According to her, crochet painting, and portrait in particular, takes about a week to create it. And the main inspiration for her – famous personalities, human eye, exotic animals, and even epic images of cars. Since 2006 Ekaterina Penzina has exhibited her crochet masterpieces at the national and international exhibitions and in some art projects.
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Vera Megorskaya felted miniature

Needle felted mouse holding its Peter the Rabbit toy. Vera Megorskaya felted miniature

Cute mouse holding its Peter the Rabbit toy. Needle felted. Vera Megorskaya felted miniature

Vera Megorskaya felted miniature

Talented Russian craftswoman Vera Megorskaya lives in Krasnodar. The girl grew up in the artistic family and has always loved to make things with her hands. Besides, the girl’s step father is a painter and sculptor, and it was him who taught her basic knowledge in art. Once Vera noticed wool and special needles in a craft shop, she decided to try her hand. And she couldn’t stop creating her felted cuties… Now, after 5 years of needle felting, the crafts has become her full time job. Meanwhile, Vera’s Shop on Etsy “Handmade by November” has more than 2000 miniature felted birds, mice, foxes, bunnies, dogs and cats.
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Valentina Maximova Textile collage

Apples. Valentina Maximova Textile collage

Apples. Valentina Maximova Textile collage

Valentina Maximova Textile collage
Born on May 1, 1953 in the village Kostyanka of Arkhangelsk region, talented artist of applied art Valentina Maximova lives and works in the old Russian city of Uglich. In 1975, she graduated from the Yaroslavl Art School. Noteworthy, Valentina Maximova is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia (1997), and a member of the Association of Uglich artists. Meanwhile, the collections of stunning Textile collages by Valentina Maximova decorate the Uglich museum, as well as Russian and foreign private collections. In addition, Valentina Maximova is a permanent participant of regional, national and foreign (Germany, Belgium, Italy, and France) exhibitions.
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