What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Repost: Renaissance Threads



Maria Vasilyeva

1/31/18: Russian embroidery artist Maria Vasileyva creates miniature, wearable replicas of famous paintings so perfect, you’d swear they were made by magic. She manages more expression with needle and thread than most artists can achieve with more traditional materials.

Using the best materials she can find, Vasileyva works with Italian velvet and pure silk threads, and her embroidery is often embellished with precious metals, both beads and threads. She pays special attention to the colors popular during each painting’s period, which makes her work feel like treasured antiques rather than modern pieces.

You can follow Vasilyeva on Instagram where she posts works-in-progress and detail-shots of her creations. You can also purchase Vasilyeva’s embroidery painting products via her online shop.

All images property of Maria Vasilyeva.

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!

6 thoughts on “Repost: Renaissance Threads

  1. That is AMAZING! As an embroiderer, I can appreciate everything that went into those tiny portraits.

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    • I can’t begin to imagine. I was making masks for us and our people for a while during Covid. When Beloved and I liked the same fabric, I would make two masks, then “embroider” (a very broad use of the term) either my initial or hers. They all came out looking like a serial killer had picked up a needle and thread. I never improved. Oh, well.

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  2. I don’t know in her store if that is US Money or not. I also got ‘lucky’ and got a 15% discount. But if that is US money, and with the 15% off, it would be a steal to own one of her works. Beautiful work. I wonder how long it takes her to make one of them. Hal

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