The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Tilleke Schwarz

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Tilleke Schwarz is an artist from the Netherlands.

Tilleke Schwarz Plat With Me

She describes her work as “a kind of visual poetry. It is a mixture of contemporary influences, graffiti, icons, texts and traditional images from samplers. The embroidery contains narrative elements. Not really complete stories, with a beginning, a storyline, and an end. On the contrary, the narrative structures are used as a form of communication with the viewer.

Tilleke Schwarz WYSIWYG embroidery

Each of her pieces is filled with creativity, colour, humour and life. They are a feast for the eyes.

Tilleke Schwarz Purr Chase embroidery

The style is quite unique. It’s playful, it’s vibrant, it’s great. It’s Tilleke Schwarz!

Tilleke Schwarz Into The Woods embroidery

Go and visit her website to see more of her works. I guarantee they will make you smile.


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