I think the couches of my dream home are going to look something like this.
Needle felted peacock spider! I needle felted him over a wire armature so you can pose him.
Yvonne’s workshop on etsy.com
I started painting these moths around midnight and now, at 2am, two are finished! Moths EVERYWHERE / ALL THE TIME / FOREVER.
By Yumi Okita, these gorgeous hand embroidered moths are deceptively large with some reaching almost a foot wide, the technical sewing skills you can see on the wings are perfection and such beautiful variety.
Everyone, meet Lunultrices polymitario (common name: Mooncream Stitchwing), Lunultrices polymitario, meet everyone.
A gigantic, crepuscular member of the order Lepidoptera, the Mooncream moth is usually sighted flittering heavily through the thick summer dusk, stopping to feed on night-blooming flowers and resting languorously on gnarled trees.
I found this specimen resting on a tree near my apartment last night and was thrilled to find this morning that it had spent the night, allowing me the chance to take considerably better photos of its impressive wings.
This Mooncream moth’s body is made from fur-pieces salvaged from the scraps bin at a fabric store, hot glue, wire and feathers. The wings are hand-embroidered and took approximately 30 episodes of the West Wing to complete (yes, I measure art-time by TV episodes, what of it?).
When I was taking these photos, I fooled a family walking by and some neighbours having breakfast on their porch into thinking it was real, which added to the joy of having finally finished the thing!
By Nava Lubelski, working with the idea of destruction and restoration, tearing and cutting stained areas of a painted canvas then carefully repairing them with embroidery. The web-like structures over the larger holes are beautiful and embellish the repair work in such a precious way, the contrasting colours on the final image really stand out for me too.
If you like weird shit on Etsy (of course you do!) then check out etsyifyourenasty. They featured one of my old carnivorous bunny embroideries and they post some solid gold tat and some genuinely brilliant handmade things.
(And I’ve been having a dry spell but I’ve got some current works-in-progress to post soon!)