Hand Sewn Portraits by Melissa Zexter

February 11, 2014

Hand Sewn Portraits by Melissa Zexter

Hand Sewn Portraits by Melissa Zexter

Hand Sewn Portraits by Melissa Zexter

Oh goodness gracious, it’s been a while since I’ve featured some embroidered art. It seems there was a crazy wave of it and all of the sudden went quiet. To break the silence of the threads, I bring you the work of Melissa Zexter, a Rhode Island photographer that packs some serious stitching skills.

Her exploration of femininity goes beyond the portrait, adding lots of depth and details with colourful embroidered patterns and textures. I know a bunch of you (including myself) are a fan of this kind of work, so you should definitely visit her site to get a taster of her talent.

A couple years ago I tried to get into stitching photographs, and bajeesuz, I poked my fingers with the needle to many times that it looks like I had red polka dots all over my hands (a.k.a dry blood). So, let’s leave it to the pros to amaze us with their creations, yah?

2 comments

  • Kari

    gah! love!
    Whenever I try embroidery in paper I generally end up ripping the paper, which leads to frustration and sometimes screaming. Which I guess is a little better than bloody fingers…

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