Welcome to Gear Threads, where we showcase artists who are elevating machine embroidery to new heights!
There are as many different forms of freemotion machine embroidery as there are artists who practice it … and in the hands of London textile artist Yumiko Reynolds, thread comes to life in a unique style filled with emotion and texture.
Her “stitch drawings” emphasize light and shadow, depicting human forms and other subjects in a style that’s at once soft and striking.
Yumiko got her start in textiles playing around her family’s millinery business as a child, but really came into her own when she started studying figure drawing.
Yumiko’s work often features quiet moments of familial intimacy – parents and children are a regular subject.
The passion of her work is clear from the fervency of her stitches – the threads mix and mingle to add layers of emotion and story to each piece.
Yumiko is equally comfortable recreating landscapes and flexing her realism skills with her machine stitch mastery.
See more of Yumiko Reynolds’ work on her website!
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Gear Threads is brought to you from the offbeat gals at Urban Threads. Created by illustrator Niamh O’Connor, Urban Threads is revolutionizing machine embroidery one edgy, elegant, innovative, and/or offbeat design at a time. Discover the future of digital stitchery at www.urbanthreads.com.