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  1. Artist: Julia Bland

    April 13, 2018 by Erin Fletcher

    Julia Bland‘s work does not fit perfectly into a single category, but spans beautifully across fiber art and painting. In her work, she deconstructs and manipulates fabric and threads before reconstructing them into the final pieces you see here. The vibrant, geometric designs are stunning. Some of the work is stitched into a solid piece, while others float on loosely woven backgrounds. Either way her work is unique and intriguing.

  2. Artist: Emily Barletta

    April 11, 2017 by Erin Fletcher

    If you go to Emily Barletta‘s website (and I highly recommend that you do), click on her paper portfolio page. You’ll have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to find more pieces like the ones in this post, but along the way you’ll stumbled upon one amazing piece after another. Emily’s expressive illustrations are created through calculation and precision, building the image one stitch at a time.

  3. Artist: Anouk Desloges

    December 13, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    I’m just gushing over this embroidered Knot series from artist Anouk Desloges. Normally, the holes created by the needle are lost in an embroidered textile, but Anouk cleverly uses plexiglass as her canvas which amplify these gaps between the stitches. 


    detail of My Sunday’s Mask


    The following two pieces are titled Paper Bag; are sewn through plexiglass and include bronze leaf. They both have a very lovely resemblance to the anatomy of the female reproductive system.  

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  4. Artist: Maryrose Watson

    May 29, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    Maryrose Watson has amassed an impressive portfolio. Working off the loom, Maryrose builds complex geometric forms using her own mathematical formula. By wrapping the warp and weft simultaneously the frame is slowly concealed while revealing a design altered as the viewer moves around the piece.featherseries4-maryrosewatson featherseries1-maryrosewatson gastower-maryrosewatson urbanlandscape2-maryrosewatson

  5. Artist: Maëlle Doliveux

    April 25, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    Illustrator Maëlle Doliveux cleverly crafts her designs with paper creating texture and shadow through various cutting, crimping and shading techniques.

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  6. Artist: Maurizio Anzeri

    February 21, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    From all the artists embellishing old photographs with thread, Maurizio Anzeri is my absolute favorite. I first saw his work at the Saatchi Gallery in London, where I took home a souvenir postcard of the piece above, which I rightfully hang in my bindery.  Each portrait is wildly adorned with an elaborately detailed mask, carefully planned to convey a sense of geometry.

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  7. Artist: Shaun Kardinal

    January 24, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    It should come to no surprise that I love the work of Shaun Kardinal, who so wonderfully combines my two favorite materials into his art: thread and paper.  Shaun applies thread with calculated precision, embroidering symmetrical patterns over collaged ephemera. His pieces are incredibly affordable as well, so be sure to stop by his shop.connotation29_shaunkardinal connotation38_shaunkardinal connotation36_shaunkardinal connotation37_shaunkardinal

    Shaun also offers the series Alterations, a collection of altered vintage postcards: 

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  8. Artist: Stacey Page

    January 23, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    These whimsical portraits from Stacey Page seem to capture any hidden desires of the subject, whom wear their superhero guise so proudly. Her embroidered work is exceptional, carefully sewn through small-scale photographs. 

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  9. Artist: Brook&Lyn

    January 3, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    Mimi Jung is the creative force behind Brook&Lyn, a talented jeweler incorporating natural elements into her contemporary pieces. In addition to her jewelry, Mimi offers these gorgeous hand woven wall hangings. She beautifully contrasts a thin warp with a bulbous weft; exposing the warp in some areas in addition to dimensional elements of fringe, tassels and strips of tree bark. 

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    VIA: Honestly WTF

  10. Artist: V A Graham

    November 22, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    I was playing Sonic the Hedgehog recently and the graphics were terribly ancient looking yet so nostalgic.  The work of Veronica Graham utilizes video game graphics to create wonderfully detail maps depicting various landscapes and territories. 

  • My name is Erin Fletcher, owner and bookbinder of Herringbone Bindery in Boston. Flash of the Hand is a space where I share my process and inspirations.
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