I've been thinking about what is or isn't contemporary embroidery. Maybe unusual topics or materials aren't the only things that are contemporary. If it's made by someone alive today, wouldn't that qualify? I think so.
But what do you think? Does cutesy Japanese inspired embroidery count as contemporary? Does animal embroidery? How about flowers? They are about as traditional as can be! Are they not? I find it fascinating that there seems to be a pretty fine line between what is 'modern' and what isn't.
1. ATC Needlefelt Hedgerow 1 Traded, 2. hogweed detail, 3. Tinted 1920's lady, 4. Gingy and the Evil Milk, 5. Mais perto, 6. doo_leroux's apron, 7. Pretty Puggy!, 8. playing with my pin tuck foot, 9. redwork strawberry jam