Find inspiration in the work of these textile artists, who will soon start new courses at Domestika
As a creative discipline, contemporary embroidery offers limitless possibilities. Throughout the world, embroiderers have created designs with unique expressive styles and singular pieces.
Here are five wonderful embroiderers who will soon be sharing their knowledge with you in new Domestika courses. Get to know them all!
Based in San José, Costa Rica, Elena is a designer, jewelry maker, and embroiderer. After working in design and advertising, she discovered her love for handicrafts while studying contemporary jewelry. By combining various techniques, she self-taught her way into the world of embroidery, leaning on what she had learned as a child.
Currently, embroidery is her main media. Her unmistakable style of textile illustrations is inspired by birds and portraits she stitches on tulle.
UK-based embroiderer whose main inspiration is nature and the seasons. Emillie finds her greatest passion in needle painting, which she uses to create realistic embroidered illustrations of animals, plants, and people.
Emillie believes that it is of utmost importance to set aside some time to create with our own hands in this technological era to feel a real connection with the world.
Also based in the UK, Olga is a graphic designer and embroiderer. When she started sharing her work on social media, she found that her path was heading towards creating botanical art. She invented a technique for embroidering flowers on tulle, in which she uses organic materials instead of thread.
The popularity of her work has led her to collaborate with brands such as Anthropologie and Swarovski, as well as exhibiting at fairs and galleries.
Russian embroidery artist now based in Berlin. Kseniia has always been interested in a number of artisanal techniques–weaving, crocheting, and sewing–however, she found her preferred medium in embroidery.
She is passionate about architecture, starting with that of her hometown. She has since created patterns based on the architecture of 130 cities around the world. She also experiments with different fabrics and surfaces, as well as upcycling.
Layla Ortiz is a Mexican embroiderer who–in addition to her passion for botanical embroidery–has a postgraduate degree in biochemistry and works with HIV patients.
The colors of nature inspire her illustrations: patterns and embroidery pieces that are full of life. Her new Domestika course, Introduction to Botanical Embroidery, is now available.