eMbroidery – Makoto Oozu

Welcome to eMbroidery, a series of interviews with male embroiderers. This month, Makoto Oozu. Name: Makoto Oozu Location: Tokyo Main embroidery medium: Cross Stitch Noteworthy projects or pieces: Wrist watch made by stitch, ‘Knit-Shock!!’, Bracelet made by stitch, ‘OLEX!!’ and Masterpiece of painting brooches How did you come to be an embroiderer?…

Deviant Discoveries – Torilou

I hold my hands up, I’ve been secretly snooping dA this week for stitchy Christmas gift ideas (apologies in advance to those who can’t bring themselves to think about the festive period pre December!) I’ve stumbled across these great ‘cozy corsets’ for your take out cups which are lovingly hand…

Digitizing With Dimension

Unfortunately, some new machine embroiderers start out expecting their machines to be ‘thread printers’ using embroidery as simply another option for transferring an image to the surface of some garment. When they begin digitizing, they treat stitches like any paint program, coloring wide swaths with automatic, easily-programmed flat fills and…