In compiling grades for midterms, I snapped a few shots of one student's embroidery work on her project. In the spirit of keeping Austin weird, she embroidered colorful cacti + assembled a torn watercolor collage for her final piece. I love the direction she took, and the final piece was beautifully crafted.
Since then, I've seen a lovely array of embroidered designs pop up on the web, including Maricor/Maricar. Not only is their work stunning, but I love that they capture the process on their blog. Depending on the direction, the process varies. Truly fascinating!
From sketching to watercolor to embroidery, Macho Distrust from start to finish...
How great are these patterned letters? You can even commission your own initials. What a great housewarming gift :)
Certainly keeping Maricor/Maricar on my radar.
[images via maricor/maricar]