Organic Embroidery

Organic Embroidery

Organic Embroidery


The art of Meredith Woolnough is showing the beauty of nature in knotted embroidery threads. Her creations look like coming directly from a coral reef out of the ocean. The intricate embroideries are then carefully pinned in shadowboxes, just like preserved specimens.



I am so fascinated by those amazing patterns and was wondering, how is it possible to create such delicate embroidery?  And I found the tricky answer: the secret behind her works is the fabric, because it is water soluble! It was originally invented by the medical industry and is now available in sewing shops. It works as the basic stabilizer on which Meredith can sew her beautiful designs. When the embroidery is finished, she just washes the fabric away.





Nevertheless, the work of Meredith Woolnough, who lives in Australia is extremely intriguing. You can find out more about her art at or watch this interesting video, where she explains her working process:



(All pictures taken from the website of Meredith Woolnough

Textile Adventures

Textile Adventures

Textile Adventures

Her whole life this woman has been in love with textiles, patterns, colours and texture. Looking back now, with 82 years, Sheila Hicks can claim to have always followed her passion.

What makes her work so special is her painterly and architectural approach to textile design. Along with other fiber artists, she is responsible for taking textiles off the wall and giving them a sculptural dimension.

Just awesome!


Sheila Hicks by Julia Noni


What fascinates me most, is the amazing variety of her work. She has started with minimal weavings, which she was inspired to during her trips through Mexico. For more then 50 years now she always carries a small handmade wooden frame in her bag around the world. The hundreds of works have the size of a piece of notebook paper:



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Other works of Sheila Hicks have the sizes of footbal fields like this huge installation called „The silk rainforest“.


The silk rainforest 1975

The silk rainforest 1975


„May I have this dance?“ Sheila Hicks (spacematters)

Sheila Hicks for


Sheila Hicks detail Domus

Sheila Hicks detail Domus


I wish I was a wave, 2015, Sheila Hicks, by Demish Danant

I wish I was a wave, 2015, Sheila Hicks, by Demish Danant



Sheila Hicks at Art Basel 2013



Sheila Hicks, wallpapermagazine


With her 82 years, Sheila Hicks is such a fascinating and inspiring lady. She established herself as one of the most innovative textile artists of the 20th century. But most importantly she radiates so much joy and passion that she still looks like a young girl, ready to play and discover the world full of (textile -) adventures.


Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones - The first art installation presented within the Dan Graham Waterloo Sunset Pavilion overlooking Waterloo Bridge and the London Skyline. It includes: scale bundles of coloured fabric that visitors are welcome to sit on and interact with; and mounds of differently and vibrantly coloured fabric that hang from the ceiling. Hayward Gallery Project Space, Southbank, London UK 23 Feb 2015.

Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones: scale bundles of coloured fabric, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London.


Play with Reality

Play with Reality

Play with Reality

Today I would like to introduce you to the colourful work of Claudia Levin – firstly a wonderful and lovely woman I just met recently and secondly a very inspiring visual artist.  I am totally impressed by her warm and charismatic pictures, and the way she develops them.

Dance of the Black Lines – Claudia Levin


„Flaming City“ by Claudia Levin

Claudia has master´s degrees in fine art and music, she comes from Brazil and currently lives in Berlin. She deconstructs photographs and displays them on huge panels in glass or acrylic.

She has a great eye for finding the extraordinary and transforms it to open up new perspectives.

As Claudia puts it:

„Sometimes it is trash on the floor that I photograph, and through modern tools, I can present another story.“

See more of Claudias magnificent art on Facebook at

Cyrano by Claudia Levin

Fertility by Claudia Levin

Floresta by Claudia Levin

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