October 2, 2015

Friday Instagram Finds No. 23 with Tiny Cup

It's October - hooray! While I don't much care for the Fall (allergies, you know), October is my favorite month because it contains my birthday and Halloween - my two favorite holidays! :) I hope you're having a great Friday so far, read on to see work from...


Britt of Tiny Cup Needleworks creates beautifully intricate and small hand embroidery that features skulls and skeletons. Her embroidery stitches are beautiful and precise, and I appreciate that she shares her works in progress until completion so we can see her process.

Here's an example of one of Britt's works in progress. It's very smart of her to have multiple needles going at once! I have a tendency to have a "favorite" needle at any given point in time which makes floss changes a pain.

Image by @tinycup_

Look at the scale of this piece! It's so little, yet intricately embroidered. Britt's bullion knot rose is stunning, and the floss palette she used (and uses in her work) has an antique, yet modern look that is very appealing.

Image by @tinycup_
This skeleton wearing an oldey-timey nurse's cap reminds me of an image I would see on an album cover, which is a very good thing! Britt has a picture on her IG feed before this one that shows the scale using a quarter near the head, and my guess is that the whole piece isn't much bigger than 5" total. There's such a phenomenal amount of detail in such a small piece. It proves the old adage that bigger isn't always better!

Image by @tinycup_
I don't know what the scale of this piece is, but I image it's quite small, which makes the detail in the skull's face remarkable.

Image by @tinycup_

That's it for this week's edition of Friday Instagram Finds! Join in the conversation by commenting below. While you're on Instagram checking out Britt's work at @tinycup_, and make sure you follow Feeling Stitchy! We'd love for you to stop by and say hello. You can find Feeling Stitchy on Instagram at the handle @feelingstitchyish. You can find Amy @randomactsofamy on Instagram.

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!!! Fall ArtScene in Rockford, IL !!!
This is a reminder that I'm showing three pieces of hand embroidery with Dia de los Muertos designs at Lucette Salon and Spa at 508 East State Street, Rockford, IL as a part of the Rockford Area Arts Council's Fall ArtScene
! ArtScene is this Friday and Saturday, and you can read the details here. If you're in the Northern Illinois area, I hope you'll stop by. I'll be at Lucette the evening of Saturday, October 3rd, which also happens to be my birthday!

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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