Too Cute Tuesday – Chocolate wrappers re-written by Hanging by a thread


How intriguing and provocative are these altered candy bar wrappers by embroidery artist Charlotte Bailey of Hanging by a Thread?

Careless Whispa. Hand embroidery by Charlotte Bailey.
Careless Whispa. Hand embroidery by Charlotte Bailey.

And of course, by featuring them in this Too Cute post, I don’t mean to minimize or make light of the deeper meaning behind the pieces, which Charlotte writes about on her blog. I mean “cute” in the sense that the imagery is fresh and bright. And the raised stitching is amazing.

Guilty Bar. Hand embroidery by Charlotte Bailey.
Guilty Bar. Hand embroidery by Charlotte Bailey.

By playing with language, Charlotte transforms the intentionally sweet colors and designs of candy packaging. Behind the playful cuteness of the candy font, there is a more serious exploration of the artist’s (and so many other people’s) relationship to food.

Kit Fat. Hand embroidery by Charlotte Bailey.
Kit Fat. Hand embroidery by Charlotte Bailey.

Check out more of Charlotte incredibly skilled work on her blog and in her flickr stream.

Too Cute Tuesdays are brought to you in association with our friends over at Feeling Stitchy!

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Olisa Corcoran is a stitch artist and blogger living in Durham, NC. She speaks fluent Nuyorican and always keeps her dial turned to 11.
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2 thoughts on “Too Cute Tuesday – Chocolate wrappers re-written by Hanging by a thread

  • Thankyou so much for the lovely article! The next batch wil be served up soon!

    Charlotte of Hanging By A Thread

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