Here’s a bit of brightness on what is an otherwise very dark and dreary day. These fabulous hand embroidered birdy brooches are by the talented Niem Erze. Not only a pretty impressive artist, Niem is quite handy with a needle and thread too. From afar the finch looks like it could be painted – an excellent use of mark making in embroidery and the subtle colour changes are wonderful. Every time I look at it I spot something new! You can check out more of her work over on Deviant Art.
Kate Blandford is a craft and doodle enthusiast currently working in Bristol. With a penchant for cross stitch and pixels, Kate produces work dabbling in both the handmade and the digital. Her work was once described as ‘shabby chic for Satanists’ due to her love of embroidery, twee skulls and Slayer. You can visit her website here: www.kateblandford.com