Floral Elements Embroidered Directly on Antique Soldiers’ Helmets

“Kill for Peace” (2016), soldier’s helmets, sweaters. Cross-stitch, drilling, Industrial needle punching. All images by Vidmantas Ilciukas. Lithuanian artist Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė (previously here, here, and here) uses cross-stitch embroidery to soften metal objects that seem materially opposed to the craft, having previously worked with car doors, spoons, pots, pans, and shovels….

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Found Photographs Embroidered With Colorful Thread by Julie Cockburn

“The Conundrum” (2016), hand embroidery on found photograph, all images courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York London-based artist Julie Cockburn transforms vintage photographs by embroidering across their surfaces, adding bright pops of thread to portraits that are either black and white or have faded over time. Using found images…

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