Today, let's embroider Iggy Pop. I'm working on this piece for an upcoming exhibit at Gallery Lombardi during SXSW. I hope to finish it in time, 'cause I'm really excited about this show. Just look at the curator Nathan James' website, The Rawk Show, and you'll see why. I'll post Iggy when he's finished. Sorry, that's Mr. Pop to me.
Of course there are all types of needlework. Embroidery-as-tattoo is just a perfect marraige of needle crafts to make a rather witty combo -don't you find, darling? (Oh yes. Indeed.) I've long admired the extensive embroidery work Sherri and Andrea put onto a bunch of dollies. Check out the Tattoo Baby Doll Project over there at Dainty Time.
Toaster Purse! Okay, so this isn't entirely related to embroidery, but there's a little stitched smile on that piece of toast, so it qualifies. Ich luff this purse. I also love Heidi's other purses and thingers at My Paper Crane. Don't miss the Dead Cat purse, the Inhaler purse, and of course you can buy a lot of 100 paper cranes. How very sweet.
My mother gave me a stack of old Needlecraft magazines from the 20's and 30's. They painstakingly detail stitching tips, techniques and offer the latest patterns from Paris ("Orange Blossoms for your honeymoon lingerie!"). The word delightful gets used a lot. They're really interesting to look at, but this one has the most beautiful piece on the cover. A "delightful (see?) example of modern art in stitchery" is how it's described in the accompanying article. The artist is Georgiana Brown Harbeson, and I'm now on a quest to find more examples of her work!
I watch a lot of movies while I'm embroidering. It's not as easy as knitting, since you have to keep your eyes on your work. But this movie kept my eyes off my stitching. It just came out on DVD and is a good 'un. If you like sweet, absurdist films in undiscovered foreign languages (optional subtitles in Esperanto), this is for you. It has it all: sasquatch, an accordian serenade, nightvision visions...it's dreamy and funny and I've watched it twice. Plus I love how the gunfire on the box cover looks like embroidery stitches (that would be a hidden...