Machine embroidered hand, made today. I think I’ve found my new favourite way to create things :) x
An Untitled piece I did using human hair on a vintage handkerchief.
this rules so much
Peter Crawley, Order Chaos
Agnes Richter, a mental patient in Austrian asylum, embroidered her jacket with text. Through the script she transcribed herself into time, space and place. Her writing orients and disorients. Made in 1895, it is a standard issue uniform given to mental patients at the time. Richter has embroidered so intensively that reading impossible in certain areas of the garment. Words appear and disappear into seams and under layers of thread. There is no beginning or end, just spirals of intersecting fragmentary narratives. She is declarative: “I”, “mine”, “my jacket”, “my white stockings…., “I am in the Hubertusburg / ground floor”, “children”, “sister” and “cook”. In the inside she has written “1894 I am / I today woman”. She has also re-embroidered the laundry number printed on her jacket “ 583 Hubertusburg”, almost transforming something institutional and distant into something intimate, obsessive and possessive. It is a compelling piece of hypertext and untamed writing.
embroidery on magnolia leaf, 2011
Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2012 Detail
probs the best handmade christmas gift ever
yep. I made that for ma sis. embroidery for the win!