Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Needlepoint 2.0 : the new unconventional embroidery

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Who said needlepoint is just for grannies? Balmain and Dolce&Gabbana successfully brought embroidery back on trend with their fall/winter 2012 collections. Now the big public started to love it, but let's have a look at how embroidery evolved in the past few years. Needlepoint went beyond bedsheets and fabric and now decorates any surface from porcelain to metal, virtually any pierced surface is a good surface that can be embroidered. The contrast between new materials and old techniques creates very interesting items. 
Eline Pellinkhof doesn't need needle and thread either, she borrows classic embroidery drawings and paint them on walls, but no one is a braver embroider than Miss cross stitch that, unseen by the police decorates public structures like benchs and fences, she calls it "Street embroidery".
If you're willing to learn to embroider I suggest you to start from cross stitch, stitches are regulated by predetermined steps so the result will be always well refined. If you can't wait to see the result of a diy you can still make an embroidered top without embroider, to see how click here.


Ingiustamente relegato nell'mmaginario comune al passato o alle coperte delle nonne (che a mio parere sono bellissime) il ricamo è tornato attuale nelle collezioni autunno inverno di Balmain e Dolce&Gabbana e viene finalmente riscoperto dal grande pubblico.  Nelle proposte dei grandi designer è floreale e molto classico ma oggi vedremo come il ricamo si fa strada nella modernità grazie alle idee dei creativi di tutto il mondo. Il ricamo va oltre i confini della stoffa ed è ormai una tecnica decorativa per le superfici più diverse, virtualmente ogni materiale traforato, che sia di metallo o di porcellana può essere ricamato e il contrasto tra il "vecchio e il nuovo" crea oggetti interessanti.  Eline Pellinkhof ricama senza ago nè filo, prende in prestito disegni classici come le rose per creare decori murali mentre Miss cross stitch rende più belli gli arredi urbani un punto alla volta con le sue incursioni non autorizzate in parchi e piazze europee inaugurando un nuovo tipo di street art.
Se volete imparare a ricamare da zero vi consiglio di cominciare dal punto croce o dal mezzopunto perchè i punti sono regolari ed equispaziati e il risultato sarà sempre soddisfacente. Le più impazienti  potranno invece scoprire come creare un top ricamato senza ricamare cliccando qui.

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Cross stitch bracelet pic via Urban threads



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Cross stitch manicure pic via daily nail blog
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perler beads notebook pic via TrueBlueMe&you

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Cross stitch wall decor by Eline Pellinkhof ic via sunsetgurldesign
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pierced and embroidered  cup by Industreal
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Cross stitch table pic via Ariadneathome
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lace  fence by Droog
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pic from thisiscolossal 


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embroidered bench  by Miss Cross Stitch pic via Make Craft

Virtually any surface that is regularly pierced can be embroidered like vases, magazine racks, chairs and so on.

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Cat stitched iphone covers pic via Catsparella
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cross stitch iphone cover kit pic via Mikeshouts
 The needlepoint addict favorite iphone cover!
I think any pierced cover can work for this DIY project and they're pretty common.

5 comments:

Diyvine said...

I love the return to traditional embroidery! Dolce & Gabbana undisputed masters!

Shoenicorn said...

Just finished a modern tapestry DIY

http://eleanorisabel.tumblr.com/post/41881991608/and-my-family-thinks-i-never-finish-anything-made#disqus_thread

Shoenicorn said...

Just finished a modern tapestry DIY

http://eleanorisabel.tumblr.com/post/41881991608/and-my-family-thinks-i-never-finish-anything-made#disqus_thread

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