etsyfindoftheday 1 | 9.23.14

cotton candy tapestry wall hanging by chloemarysmith

this is the second rad tapestry i’ve featured from this shop, run by one of my fab followers. i can’t get enough of the varied textures and carnival-inspired color scheme! WANT.

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Embroidered Butterflies

Exceptional handmade embroidery art work by Kirsten Chursinoff, a textile artist, writer and instructor based in Vancouver, Canada.

All works made with cotton floss. Backgrounds felted with embellisher machine, synthetic and wool felt with yarns, cloth scraps and some hand embroidery.

Photo from top to bottom:

1. Buckeye Butterfly 

2. Orange Tip Butterfly with forget-me-not flowers 

3. Garden Tiger Moth 

4. Western Tiger Swallowtail on a Queen Anne’s Lace umbel inflorescence 

5. Cabbage White 

6. West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella) 

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Pirate skulls, sexy mermaids and vintage roses 

(by Anna Aniskina)

Vector set of seamless patterns with waved floral branches, vintage ornamental skulls and beautiful mermaids.


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FEATURED ARTIST: Eva Berendes

Eva Berendes’ works interrogate how we establish an object as a painting or a painting as an object. They consider the rhetorics of geometric abstraction in relation to the human body, to architectural space, and to other objects, whether these are quotidian products or artifacts from the Applied Arts. 

A recurring format in Eva Berendes’ practice is the screen. She makes screens that are free-standing, hanging, or leaning in the space, screens that structure and mediate, screens that display other objects. Permeable elements – like grids, welded “play-fences”, cut-out perforated sheet metal and semi-translucent curtains– are animated by their surroundings. The works resonate to varying extents with formats and categories of assemblage, still life, relief, display, furniture design, Craft, Minimalism and Postmodernism.

Eva Berendes has studied at Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich (DE), Hochschule der Künste Berlin (DE) and Chelsea College of Art & Design, London (GB). Her works have been presented in solo and group exhibitions in venues such as Hara Museum Tokyo (JP), CRG Gallery New York City (USA), Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (DE), Witte de With Rotterdam (NL), Museum für Moderne Kunst, Vienna (AU), Grazer Kunstverein (AU), Bielefelder Kunstverein (DE), S1 Artspace, Sheffield (GB) and de Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL). The artist lives and works in Berlin.

Eva Berendes, The Middelburg Curtain, 2011. Cotton, hand-dyed cotton, steel. 118 x 385 ¾ inches (curved). Courtesy CRG Gallery New York, Sommer & Kohl Berlin, Jacky Strenz Frankfurt, Ancient & Modern London, and the artist.

www.sculpture-center.org

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There’s 7 days left for you to pre-order any of these sheet sets via our bedding Kickstarter!

When you pledge to pre-order on Kickstarter they hold your credit card and charge only if we successfully reach our goal after Sep 7 - so no need to wait till pay day! The bedding sets are 100% cotton, 300 thread count, beautiful, bright, luxury photo quality prints, available in Single, Double, Queen and King sizes.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/730605405/the-odd-collective-bedding

Big thanks to Frankie Magazine, Studio Home, Yen Magazine and Interiors Addict for featuring our Kickstarter so far!

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etsyfindoftheday | THE TAPESTRY TREND | 8.26.14

the gorgeous hand-weaving shop that is maryannemoodie

and to round out tonight’s tapestry-palooza, let’s feature a shop that specializes in hand-weaving: maryannemoodie. this lovely etsian offers beginner weaving loom classes AND custom woven pieces like the ones pictured here. i know that i’d love to take that class!

thanks for hangin’ in there tonight and indulging me as i fawn over these rad wall art pieces, followers. i appreciate YOU!

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