Stitching It Real – all about drinks

all about drinks

This month, I am pleased to bring you some truly wonderful drink sculptures that I have recently discovered. From coffee, through soda ending up on some alcohol beverages. Drinks are by far the biggest part of my collection. I personally love to stitch them. I really don’t know why, but they are weirdly enjoyable to work on. Maybe that’s because of their bold and flashy labels? Scroll down to see different perspectives on that topic and discover truly wonderful artists. 

Make sure to click on each creator name to discover more about them!

Kate Gwilliam

Kate Gwilliam is an embroidery designer and artist, based in Hertfordshire. Having graduated from Falmouth University with a degree in Textile Design she has been focussed on the discipline of embroidery, design and technique.

After working in house for various companies she became a freelance designer in order to pursue her own design work alongside exciting projects. She has worked as a freelance embroiderer for Alexander McQueen, Peter Pilotto, Jenny King and Cathryn Avison. She still designs samples for the embroidery and embellishment studio See + Quin.

More recently she has turned her attention to driving her own brand, creating contemporary embroidered decorative ornaments, fashion accessories and embellished vintage pieces.

 Méret Oppenheim – “Breakfast in Fur”

Meret (or Méret) Elisabeth Oppenheim was a German-born Swiss Surrealist artist and photographer.

Object (Le Déjeuner en fourrure), known in English as Breakfast in Fur, is a 1936 sculpture by the surrealist Méret Oppenheim, consisting of a fur-covered teacup, saucer and spoon. The work, which originated in a conversation in a Paris cafe, is the most frequently-cited example of sculpture in the surrealist movement.


Japanese embroidery artist ipnot creates pieces of food and drink that seem to pop out of the fabric and into real life.

“I discovered myself that the French knot stitch can be done by wrapping thread around the needle. I find this type of stitching to be a lot of fun to do and it is my favorite type of stitch. I have chosen the French knot stitch to represent my stitching style. I choose a thread of my own preference from  500 different-colored embroidery threads. As in the art of stipple painting, I use my needle like a paint brush and I stitch one knot at a time.”

From my perspective…

Thank you for reading!