Frederique Morrel – Needlepoint Never Looked Like This

Welcome to the world of Frederique Morrel.

Frederique Morrel Tapestry Creations

This eccentric French husband and wife (and children and dog) team repurpose tapestry and needlepoint to dramatic effect.

Frederique Morrel Tapestry Creations

Whether it is patching tapestry onto polyurethane taxidermy moulds, like Jeff (above) or using the needlepoint pieces to upholster furniture, the works breathe new life into other peoples’ craftwork that is often left behind.

Frederique Morrel Tapestry Creations

I’ve always felt saddened to see old needlepoint and tapestries that end up in the charity shops, unloved and unwanted. In fact I’ve even done a bit of upcycling myself in the past, so this kind of work is a joy to behold.

Frederique Morrel - Squirrel

But the thing I like most about Frederique Morrel is their choice of subject. Some may find these poufs slightly ordinary, although a closer inspection of the needlepoints chosen is bound to change that view; however their other creations create a big impact, balancing on that line between gaudiness and genius.

Frederique Morrel Tapestry Creations

Frederique Morrel exhibit at various locations in Europe. You can visit their Instagram to understand them a bit better and purchase their work. C’est fantastique!

Jamie "Mr X Stitch" Chalmers

Hi, I’m Jamie “MrXStitch” Chalmers and since 2008 I’ve been on a mission to change the way the world thinks about needlecraft.

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