über embroiderers: Kimika Hara

I’m trying to keep up a sort of regular ‘feature’ on über embroiderers on The Smallest Forest: These are the big kids, the crème de la crème, the leet of needle and thread…that runts like me long to play with, but will never even exist in the same universe with. *stabs herself with a #24 chenille* Oh, crewel world!

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Japanese artist Kimika Hara’s work is an embroiderer’s eye-candy x a hundred. She uses simple stitches and raw-edged appliqué of commercial fabrics, but her color palette and the cute subjects she depicts blow her pieces out of the water of ordinary embroidery and into über gorgeousness.

What can I say? That I’m jealous of her? That, one again, an über embroiderer has left me feeling hopelessly redundant? That I’m torn between feeling so inspired by these embroideries, and…

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