1. Perfect, 2. embroidery lungs and heart dress, 3. Huelle (3), 4. Goldfish, 5. face detail, 6. lungs 002, 7. Breakdance, 8. Manmade #1, 9. Ashtray, 10. ♥ AMOR * n.11, 11. Foxy, 12. At a Crossroads
Hello all, I'm excited to post here on this fab blog (thanks for letting me!). As Floresita mentioned I will be posting about contemporary embroidery, which sounds a lot more daunting than my own description of it, mixed media embroidery and embroidery in unusual places and surfaces. Both of those descriptions are quite broad and so I think these posts will be too.
To me, contemporary embroidery is any of the following elements and all the imaginable and, as of yet, unimaginable ways of combining them: embroidery with or on unusual materials, in unusual places, by unexpected people (because embroidery is such a female dominated area this will usually mean: embroidery done by guys), embroidery made for unexpected purposes. But possibly even more important elements in contemporary embroidery is the context in which it is made and its subject matter.
That is my definition of contemporary embroidery anyway. And I'm no expert, I just tend to gravitate towards embroidery that breaks away from the 'norm'. So that is what I'll be exploring in these posts. I hope you'll enjoy the journey.
And to finish off the this first post: what does contemporary embroidery mean to you?