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Floating Lovelies

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Krista Decor

The Russian fiber artist known as Krista Decor has a magical touch with embroidery. As difficult as it is to get embroidery art right on a stable base like linen or canvas, I can’t even imagine how difficult it is to manage on something as temperamental as tulle. Tulle, in case you didn’t know, is the fine, nearly-weightless, see-through netting used for ballerina’s tutus, bridal veils, and other intensely fragile items. How anyone could embroider on a single layer of the stuff is absolutely blowing my mind. And the skill of the embroidery would be magnificent on any textile.

I do understand why Krista Decor chooses the ethereal stuff for her work, though. The background is so delicate, it basically disappears, leaving her masterful embroidered figures seeming to float in mid-air. Wonderful!

You can see all of Krista Decor’s thrilling embroidery on Instagram and YouTube.

All images property of Krista Decor.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Floating Lovelies

  1. Alluring — heavnely — just plain beautiful == Hal

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  2. ooooh nice. Love the birds. Would they need to be hung in a window?

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  3. Wow! My own lack of sewing ability means I am admittedly very easy to impress with any level of serious talent with embroidery but this is top notch stuff. I am obviously impressed by the skill involved but the aesthetics of having the stitched forms appear to be floating is really very delightful. My favourites are the octopus (because it reminds me of one of my brothers), the Autumn leaves, and the peacock.

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  4. Though it’s hard for non-stitchers to imagine, embroidering on tulle is not difficult…you just use less tension on your thread. Embroiders
    have been stitching on tulle and other sheer fabrics for forever (ballet costumes, wedding veils, sheer curtains, fancy pantyhose, etc.). In some ways it’s easier because it causes less stress on the fingers to push the needle through lightweight fabrics.

    I’ve been in fiber art for a long time and think this artist’s designs are *outstanding*. I’m impressed!

    Embroidery is not a difficult thing to do….the bigger issue is the time consuming nature of it and the attention to detail you need. I’m an advocate for saying everyone should try it if they’re at all interested…you’d be surprised how easy it is!

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    • That is fascinating! I’ve certainly seen embroidery on wedding veils and the like, but that work always seemed so small and simple. It didn’t occur to me that more substantial embroidery work could be managed on the stuff. Thank you!

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      • The reason you don’t see larger, fancier, hand stitched stuff around is because it’s so time-consuming it would cost a FORTUNE if you needed to make a profit. This artist’s large hoops likely took over 100 hours to stitch! If you see any large embroidery on any fabric which affordable to most people, it’s because it’s machine stitched and not hand made. 🙂

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      • Wow. Over a hundred hours. What commitment! Thanks so much for explaining. Very interesting stuff!

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