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.
See more of Yumiko Reynolds’ work on her website!
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