When I was in my first year of uni, I embroidered the head scarf of a Muslim woman in a black and white photograph on a large scale paper print. It was my favourite piece of art, and has traveled with us to London and will be framed and on the wall this year.
In my third year of uni I revisited embroidery and embroidered words onto handmade cushions for a typography piece.
And at the moment, I am busy embroidering the Protea, South Africa’s national flower onto an old wooden tennis racket, also for the wall!
Embroidery has become my favourite creative medium and has translated into my cupboard too. I find myself falling in love with embroidered florals on clothing and have a few favourite pieces that I wear often.
And then I found SHEIN, an online store with the most beautiful embroidered clothing and I am IN LOVE!
Here are some of my favourites.