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Mexican textile artist Victoria Villasana, creates colourful embroidered patterns, over vintage photographs of artists, musicians and icons of present and past. Highlighting garment details and facial features, Villasana brings the images to life, with a modern twist and somewhat surreal quality. For more of her colourful transformations, check out her Instagram feed and victoriavillasana.com.

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Diane Itter was an American fibre artist working in the early 1970’s creating small-scale works from fine, vividly coloured threads. Inspired by historical textiles from Peru, Japan and Africa, her work took on a very different approach to other fibre artists of the time, who were producing large scale hangings and woven sculptures using natural, undyed fibres and unevenly tied knots. Studying at the University of Pittsburg, she was encouraged by the artist William Itter (her future husband) to experiment with hand-tied knots rather than loom-woven fabrics. A game changer of her time, Itter led to the next wave of experimental fibre artists such as Lia Cook and Helena Hernmarck. Sadly she died in 1989 at just age 43 but her beautiful work can still be seen in museum collections around the world.

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Patternbank are loving these amazing paper cut artworks from Brooklyn based artist Xin Song. Her recent work borrows images from old and discarded magazines. She explains ‘Every day I see, hear, feel and think about the world through magazines which people glance through and then throw away.  For me, I have found importance and value in these materials as in many ways they are mirrored the world around us. Through paper cutting, I try to take what is ordinarily a folk, vernacular form, not very highly regarded in terms of artistic hierarchy, and turn it into a serious high art form.’ Enjoy more of her powerful and delicate work on her website www.xinsong.com.

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The beautiful work of textile artist Karen Nicol is a must see and in her newest series of mixed media creations: The Edge of the Woods, Nicol pushes the word embroidery to it’s limits. Using fine jewellery and pearls, collaged photographic negatives and other gorgeous materials like taffeta, chiffon and leather these woodland animals are brought to life, dressed in all their finery. Nicol began her career in fashion producing specialty embroidery for Clements Ribeiro, Matthew Williamson, John Rocha, Anthropologie, Givenchy, Chloe and Chanel. The exhibition is at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, New York from 15th October – 9th November 2014.

 

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With painterly print effects still trending on recent catwalks and print shows, Patternbank saw these incredible artworks. Chris Trueman lives and works in the Los Angeles area and is graduate from the San Francisco Art Institute. His paintings are a explosion of colour , linear forms and abstract texture. In his latest dynamic collection, entitled ‘Stripes’, Trueman explores geometric form and fluid movement to create a visual feast. See more of his work at his portfolio site christrueman.com

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Patternbank love these embroidered pieces by textile artist and printmaker Mandy Pattullo. Mandy works from her studio in Northumberland and runs some fabulous textile and printmaking workshops. We love the Jubilee workshop day which Mandy is running with her daughter Alice, where you can make an embroidered and beaded tiara or crown picture! Talent must run in the family as Alice is an illustrator. Mandy’s love of vintage fabrics shows itself in more of her work where she loves to piece together fabrics and found objects with small precious pieces of embroidery. You can see more of her beautiful creations at mandypattullo.co.uk

 

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