Welcome to the first edition of Friday Instagram Finds! Every other week I'll bring to you a curated list of embroiderers and stitch-related needle workers found on Instagram whose works are ones you need to check out.
Caitlin is the hand embroiderer behind Cinder + Honey, a shop that focuses on hand embroidered hoop art and necklaces. I really like the bold statements she makes with text, and the whimsical nature of her art.
Caitlin's stitches are so neat and tidy, and check out the satin stitching on the flower! Doesn't this cheerful hello hoop make you smile? The colors are so bright and happy.
Check out these mini embroidery hoop necklaces with tiny, dainty flowers, and a monogram! These took a lot of skill to get the flower and leaves that small and perfect, and the letters so neat.
This last hoop from Cinder + Honey is a message that could either be sweet or romantic (or both). This would be such a sweet hoop to hang in a baby's nursery, little girl's or boy's room, or even given to the love of your life as a daily reminder of your love. Sigh...
Jenn is the hand embroiderer of Thread Honey, and she creates, "hand-stitched embroidery for the 90s child." I adore her bold style and mono floss color stitching.
All hand embroiderers know that hands (eyes and lips) can be very difficult to do well. Jenn has this mastered in this extremely clever piece featuring a peek between two hands into outer space (and a UFO!). The next piece with two hands in a flirty state of touching each other just has to have a story! Is it just me, or did you also make up a story in your head about who those hands belong to?!
In true 90s girl style, here's a flashback to the Spice Girls and Girl Power! Her block letters and color blocking make the text on this hoop pop, and the fill stitch has such a great texture, that I want to run my fingers over it.
Jillian is the maker behind Cabin Fever Goods. She creates beautiful and clever cross stitch designs in hoops and necklaces.
My favorite from her Instagram feed is her Sideshow Series. She has designed cross stitch patterns based on the performers you'd find in old time sideshows. Aren't they just so neat?!
She also creates tiny, yet intricate cross stitch necklaces, like this bunch of lavender below. The French knot accents to the lavender give the piece texture and depth.
I hope you've enjoyed edition number one of Friday Instagram Finds on Feeling Stitchy! Please leave comments below to let me know what you thought. If you find a great embroiderer or stitch-related needle worker who you think I should feature, be sure to tag one of their pictures with #feelingstitchyig, and I'll take a look!
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Friday Instagram Finds, No.2 will be published Friday, April 3, 2015.