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What is craftivism?

I grew up with a mother who was a maker. She was always building things: weaving baskets, embroidery, sewing, painting… you name it I was witness to her exploring the material. She has been and still is a wonderful example of someone who enjoys creativity for the sake...

Creative Spirit Kerri Kokias

Kerri Kokias is a stay-at-home mom, children’s book author, and artist living in Seattle, Washington. Her wall hangings feature modern application of traditional fiber crafts such as embroidery, cross stitch, and weaving. Her work is characterized by a bold use of...

Creative Spirit Amy Jones

Amy Jones of ‘Cheese Before Bedtime’ creates embroidery with a difference in her Auckland studio with husband Evan, baby Emme and dog Pepper by her side. She embraces interior trends, street fashion and kiwi culture in her textiles. Amy has a degree in Interior Design...
Islamic Embroidery

Islamic Embroidery

Original post: September 15, 2010 This past week I drove out to Abu Dhabi to see an embroidery exhibit at the Emirates Palace (which is not really a Palace but an amazing and fancy hotel, click here to check it out).  The exhibit, set forth by Gallery One, displayed...