November 9, 2018

Feeling Random Friday #1 with Kiny McCarrick

Hello my stitchy friends! It has been a long, long time, hasn't it? To be exact, it's been 230 days since my last post. I hadn't realized it had been so long. Life has not been very kind for the past 18 months. There's been a lot of loss, tragedies, and health issues. Of course, life hasn't really gotten any simpler or easier, but I have so missed my friends in the stitchy community, so please pardon my absence.

Since it's been so long since my last Feeling Random Friday post, I decided to restart the numbering sequence. Feeling Random Friday, or FRF for short, is a weekly feature of fiber artists I encounter from around the world. While hand embroidery is my first love, I am actively seeking out other types of fiber artists. If you or someone you know is a fiber artist you'd like to see featured, please either comment on this post or drop me a line at amy [at] randomactsofamy [dot] [com].

Our first feature is Kiny McCarrick, who goes by @embrooderyart on Instagram. I came across Kiny's IG feed about a month ago, and I'm impressed with the depth and detail in her work. She describes it as, "Medical Afflictions in Thread" - how intriguing! Then in a stroke of serendipity, my husband sent me a link to one of her pictures and told me I, "had to check this artist out!"

The technicality of her art is extraordinary! She takes odd and weird medical afflictions and renders them into a tactile medium that is bursting with color and texture. Kiny also incorporates alcohol ink and watercolor paint to create further depth. I urge you to check out her embroidery art on Instagram and her Etsy shop.

Until next week, my stitchy friends!


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