September 6, 2016

Stitchy Snippets - Silhouettes

The French artist Nastasja Duthois explores silhouettes and shadows with needle and thread. Common themes occurring in her work are people, landscapes and animals and she likes to express the fleeting moments and surprises in everyday life.

Nastasja began incorporating embroidery into her artworks several years ago as a progression from her pictures using a biro or ball point pen. 'I have done a lot of art with ball point pen and I use needle and thread, in the same way, to trace contours or to fill areas.'
Nastasja creates beautiful line work in her unique style, often transferring techniques adopted with the pen such as cross hatching with thousands of individual hand stitches.

Currently exhibiting in Auray, France, it's exciting to see what she will produce next.

Hi, I'm Julia - an embroidery enthusiast based in Amsterdam with a lifelong passion for textiles. I like to mix things up by combining different techniques and mediums - my origami styled dress won the Hand & Lock embroidery prize. Join me on my exploration of embroidery with mixed media and fibre art.

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