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Zara Merrick exquisite textile art

Colorful Owl, each feather hand stitched. Zara Merrick exquisite textile art

Colorful Owl, each feather hand stitched. Zara Merrick exquisite textile art

Zara Merrick exquisite textile art – colorful canvases depicting birds – from formidable owls to wavy parrots. Indeed, textile is a multifaceted material. And in the hands of the talented textile artist and jeweler Zara Merrick, the scraps of cloth are transformed into real piece of art with intricate detail. English artist and craftswoman Zara Merrick often uses old fabrics from her own collection, and constantly replenishes it with vintage and new fabrics from antique French and English fairs. However, according to Zara herself, it is embroidery that makes the product complete. “I like to feel how a piece of flat work turns into something tangible, filled with various textures and patterns”, she says. Meanwhile, it takes her about a month to completely finish such a panel about 70 cm high. But the result is definitely worth it! “Sometimes I myself am amazed at how I manage to create something like that,” Zara admits. Anyway, the love of creativity does not allow her to stop on what has been achieved.

Gold Finch

Gold Finch. Textile art by British artist Zara Merrick

Zara Merrick exquisite textile art

Black parrot

Black parrot. Creation by English textile artist Zara Merric

Budgie

Budgie. Creation by English textile artist Zara Merric

Closeup

Closeup

Colorful parrot

Colorful parrot

Creation by English textile artist Zara Merric

Creation by English textile artist Zara Merric

Detail of owl

Detail of owl

Every feather - handstiched

Every feather – handstiched

Exotic birds - main inspiration for Zara

Exotic birds – main inspiration for Zara

Green and gold budgie

Green and gold budgie

One-of-a-kind textile art, owl

One-of-a-kind textile art by Zara Merric, portrait of owl, handstiched

Owl, beautiful textile art

Owl, beautiful textile art

Pink, Gold and Green Budgie

Pink, Gold and Green Budgie

Pink and gold owl

Pink and gold owl

Royal owl

Royal owl

Yellow and Blue Parrot

Yellow and Blue Parrot

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