October 30, 2013

Craftster Featured Artist

I don't know if there are enough words to describe how talented the Craftster Needlework Featured Artist, Ludi, is. I am constantly blown away by each stitch. Ludi's pieces are rich in texture and hauntingly beautiful. Let's find out a little more about this amazing artist. 




Tell me about your little bit about yourself.
I live in the country with my husband and a bunch of animals; 5 cats, a dog, 5 sheep, many chickens, and of course all the wild animals.  My husband and I make things for a living, we have a business making specialty costumes and props for the entertainment industry.  In addition we both make things for fun, so we end up spending most of our waking hours making things.  I consider myself primarily a sculptor and have only taken up embroidery in recent months.  My other hobbies include gardening and reading.


Do you have a favorite out of your recent needlework projects? 
It’s hard for me to choose, I have so much fun with each piece.  I really enjoyed stitching “Zombie and the Moon” for MissingWillow in the One Tiny Thing October Holidays swap.


Who/What inspires you?
I’m tremendously inspired by literature, especially my favorite author Mervyn Peake.  He’s been my inspiration since my teens.  I’m also inspired by other dark fantasists such as HP Lovecraft, HR Wakefield, Poe, etc.  Other artists inspire me, and I love looking at other people’s art in all media.



What are you working on next?
I have so many ideas for new embroideries!  I hope eventually to do more portraits of fictional characters, but my next project will probably be a “Meowl” a cat-owl hybrid, for my sister.  And I want to try my hand at miniature embroidery.


Check out Ludi as well as other amazing needlework artist on Craftster.org.

Hi, I'm Pam - I've been a moderator for the Needlework boards on Craftster since 2004 and you can also see me in the Craftster Quickies video series.

I am a lover of all things vintage but I particularly have a fondness for vintage embroidery patterns, which I collect every chance I can get!

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