May 29, 2015

Friday Instagram Finds No. 6

I have some exciting news for you! Starting today, Friday Instagram Finds will be published EVERY Friday!! Woo hoo! I'll feature one embroidery or stitch-related artist each week. Tag your Instagram photos with #feelingstitchyig for a chance to be featured. Today I'm featuring...

Sarah Benea creates gorgeous hand embroidered pieces! Her lines of sign language and constellation mini hoop necklaces are clever and beautiful. The detail on these mini hoops is mind boggling! She's the kind of artist who, when you see her work, it makes you want to push yourself to go beyond what you think your limits are.

Here is her Sign Language Monogram line. Any stitcher worth her/his salt knows how difficult it can be to embroider hands (and eyes) and also make them look real. Well! Sarah has done that in spades, and has created a unique piece of jewelry, to boot.

A photo posted by Sarah Benea (@sarucabuca) on

And here is her Constellation line. The navy blue background is the perfect "night sky" backdrop to Sarah's precise lines and French knots. I'm a Libra, what's your sign?

A photo posted by Sarah Benea (@sarucabuca) on

Sarah also creates whimsical and timely pop culture art like this Miley Cyrus! Her attention to detail (wrist tattoo) and shading (check out her tongue) bring a strong visual appeal.

A photo posted by Sarah Benea (@sarucabuca) on

Sarah also thinks outside the hoop and fabric with pieces like the one below that she hand embroidered on a vintage map. Embroidering on paper can get tricky, and once again, Sarah's attention to detail takes her artwork to the next level.

A photo posted by Sarah Benea (@sarucabuca) on

I hope you've enjoyed this edition of Friday Instagram Finds (FIF) on Feeling Stitchy, which is now brought to you weekly! Please leave comments below to let me know what you thought. If you'd like to be considered for FIF, or if you find a great embroiderer or stitch-related needle worker who you think I should feature, be sure to tag their pictures with #feelingstitchyig, and I'll take a look!

While you're on Instagram, make sure you follow Feeling Stitchy! We're @feelingstitchyish. We'd love for you to stop by and say hello.

But wait, there's more! I discover this adorable Instagram feed called Penguin the Magpie, and I have to share it with you. From Penguin's IG bio: Rescued by Noah as a baby and raised by us. Free to fly but loves our home as much as we do. Is known to occasionally sneak in on wet nights. Female.

Dear Reader, I have cried - CRIED, a couple of times when Penguin hadn't been back to see the family for long periods of time. What happened to her? Did she trust the wrong human?! But then she always shows up, and I can breathe a sigh of relief. The love and trust she shows the family, and vice versa, is heartwarming. Take a look...

Hi, I'm Amy - I feature interesting embroidery and stitch-related photos I find on Instagram. I'm a hand embroiderer and maker.

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