Examples and inspiration - check up on the Sashiko and Kantha boards too!
Floyd Collins by Dianna Frid. Embroidered cloth book memorializing tragic story of cave explorer Floyd Collins. Found image of Collins using heat transfer. It is an exploration of the potential of the form to use a sequential progression of layers to achieve narrative coherence that echo the story. Each layer is visible at once when you 1st open the book because there is a large hole on each page. The hole gets smaller as pages progress, & they eventually bury Floyd Collins (his photograph).
Mitre of the Bishop of Minden, Germany, ca. 1400.
Sevilian Embroideries: The practice of this technique requires a certain physical strength, as the fabric must be extremely taut on the embroidery frame, which is generally square. A preparatory phase is required during which the motif to embroider is reproduced in chalk powder onto a felt-like fabric. This piece constitutes the draft of the volume, which can then be sewn onto the fabric on the embroidery frame; now, the work of embroidering can begin.
Sevilian Embroideries: Originally, gold, silver and silk embroideries were ancestral techniques associated with Seville. There are doubts about their true origins, which many attribute to the Arab people because of the immense cultural heritage that they have bequeathed to Andalusia. One thing is certain: in the time of Al-Andalus, during Muslim rule of Andalusia, these artisan techniques already existed and their employment was not limited to religious fabrics.