Inspired To Stitch – Olisa Corcoran


Inspired to Stitch, Exploring The Creative Journey with Olisa CorcoranWithout doubt, one of our most dynamic and enthusiastic curators at Mr X Stitch, is Olisa “Cocoaeyes” Corcoran, whose passion for embroidery is combined with a great eye for talent. Be sure to check out some of our recommendations from her Inspired To Stitch column at the end of this interview. So, without further ado, here’s Cocoaeyes!

Olisa Corcoran - Spanish Eyes (2015)

Name: Olisa Corcoran www.olisacorcoran.com/

Location: Durham, NC, USA

Specialism: Mixed media, hand embroidery

Olisa Corcoran - Honey Planets (2015)
Olisa Corcoran – Honey Planets (2015) – Embroidery on Watercolour

Favourite Colour: Purple

Favourite Film: 8 ½, Fellini

Favourite Band: Radiohead

Olisa Corcoran - Turntable (2011) - Hand Embroidery
Olisa Corcoran – Turntable (2011) – Hand Embroidery

Favourite Book: Wild Iris. Poems by Louise Gluck

A little piece of wisdom if you please:  Get back up!

Olisa Corcoran - Moonlet (2015) - Hand Embroidery on Watercolour
Olisa Corcoran – Moonlet (2015) – Hand Embroidery on Watercolour

It’s just a pleasure to know and work with Olisa. Her warmth and generosity is only matched by her zestful attitude for embroidery. Here’s three noteworthy Inspired To Stitched posts, but to be honest you should grab a big cuppa and some cake, and work your way through the whole archive.

Michelle Kingdom - A Flock Of Starlings
Michelle Kingdom
William Schaff - Cancer. Hand embroidery on cotton. 2010
William Schaff
Meghan Willis, 2013.
Megham Willis

 

 

Olisa

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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