Thursday, November 1, 2012

Inspiration: Where's Your Head At

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wheres your head at

I was really intriqued by this eerie embroidery by Flickr user Louise Jones, so I talked to her about the inspiration behind it.

My inspiration for this piece and a lot of the current embroidery pieces that I'm producing is a series depicting mental health with illustration for one of my final projects. I'm currently in my final year at university studying visual communication (illustration). On this particular piece, I was experimenting with machine embroidery and pieces of marbling paper I made. I thought the patterns and lack of face would help show what I was thinking. At the moment I'm working on lots of other embroidery and sewn pieces and have been really inspired by the work of Izziyana Suhaimi, Louise Riley, Max Colby and Inge Jacobsen.

Find out more about Louise and her work at Tumblr, her blog, or her etsy shop, Sparklymouse Illustration!

Julie is a knitter and stitcher, born in the US but now living in the UK. She loves vintage embroidery books and bad slasher movies. With her mum, Julie designs embroidery patterns inspired by literature under the name Little Dorrit & Co.


1 comment:

  1. I love hearing about what inspires artists to make particular pieces. Thanks for posting this!


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