I’m completely charmed by Sarajo Frieden’s wonderful, whimsical embroidery. She just posted a new lot on flickr. (And she has a lovely website.)

Here we have “Stitched Bird with Coat,” “Leaf Lady,” and “Pocket Park.” The leaf lady does not look pleased. She looks like she’s saying: “Yeah, you try being covered with leaves.” The lady with the plant: “My plant and I are on important business.” The bird: “Eternal vigilance is the price of plumage.”

Gouache on paper with collage and embroidery, done in collaboration with equally crafty Marci Boudreau. Love!!

UPDATE. Funny comment from Giulia:

“Marvelous. I agree with Tina about the (top) bird. I would add: sardonic & knowing. She carries off that red chapeau beautifully:) I have no idea why, but Diana Vreeland comes to mind. Maybe the noble nose & the red hat? Everything comme il faut? Forgive the franglais. I shall stop now.”

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8 Comments on Whimsy, Stitched

  1. Hey, this is one suspicious looking bird, if I ever saw one:)! And I adore it! The Leaf Lady and Pocket Park are very Aztec inspired. Unique, quirky and beautiful.

  2. Who could not love the leaf lady? Embroidery is one of those arts that’s never gotten its due.

  3. Marvellous. I agree with Tina about the bird. I would add: sardonic & knowing. She carries off that red chapeau beautifully:) I have no idea why, but Diana Vreeland comes to mind. Maybe the noble nose & the red hat? Everything comme il faut? Forgive the franglais. I shall stop now.

    xo, Susan