January 30, 2018

Stitchy Snippets - Raw Denim

Original artwork by Ian Berry, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield for the Stitchy Snippets series

Ian Berry is an extraordinary textile artist, who is known for working exclusively with denim cloth. Berry uses discarded denim to create detailed art including portraits, urban landscapes and installations. Initially, whilst observing the contrasting blue tones in heap of old jeans, Berry was inspired to use these household items to create stunning pieces of art.

This universally, commonly worn item provides a perfect medium for Berry's diverse city scenes and portraits of cult icons. Painstakingly cut, layered and fixed by hand, these art works have so much detail and depth that from afar they look like paintings.

'To see them up close, you become aware of the depth and texture and see how each small piece of denim has been considered and crafted out of jeans with washes, and fades, which help create that painterly tone.'

Check out a selection of these awesome pieces of textile art.

Original artwork by Ian Berry, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield for the Stitchy Snippets series

Original artwork by Ian Berry, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield for the Stitchy Snippets series

Original artwork by Ian Berry, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield for the Stitchy Snippets series

Original artwork by Ian Berry, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield for the Stitchy Snippets series

Original artwork by Ian Berry, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield for the Stitchy Snippets series

Original artwork by Ian Berry, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield for the Stitchy Snippets series

Original artwork by Ian Berry, featured on Feeling Stitchy by Julia Titchfield for the Stitchy Snippets series

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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