Friday, August 26, 2011

The Coolest Needlepoint Projects You'll See Today

by Sara N.

Who says needlepoint isn't a dynamic medium? Textile artist Aubrey Longley-Cook created a thread-based flip book of sorts by creating 14 different images of a dog, then animating them. Behold:


What a happy, running canine! Don't you just want to chuck his doggie chin and tell him he's a good boy?

Longley-Cook has many other intriguing projects up at his blog, spool spectrum. Keep reading for a few examples.

Baby, you're a firework!

 I like to think the stitch lich's ears are really a pretty bow.

Arteries really set off a good manicure.

It's well worth a visit to his blog to see how he subverts expectations for needlepoint, which I, at least, usually think of as a medium reserved for traditionally beautiful scenes and objects. But Longley-Cook's work is just as beautiful as more traditional projects and, because of its unpredictability, is all the more exciting.
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