Embroidery is delicate work. But when you’re skillfully hand-stitching, it’s taken to the next level. And that’s especially true when working on net-like tulle fabric. It’s more delicate than your traditional cotton—making it less forgiving than other fabrics. However, when done well, the effect is mesmerizing.
And mesmerizing is what you’ll get with Russian textile designer Katerina Marchenko. Katerina creates beautiful floating illusions and impressive embroidery designs. Her nature-inspired creations resemble colourful insects and birds appearing to soar through the air, while fish appear to swim inside the embroidery hoop.
Katerina doesn’t stop there. She also stitches to create a painterly effect by embellishing some of her designs with sequins, beads, and metallic threads. After stitching her creations in their hoop, she releases her work and incorporates them into her handmade garments that continue the floating effect.
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