Whether it’s scrapbooking, embroidering, painting, jewelry making, or crocheting many of us have taken up some new hobbies during the pandemic. You probably remember your grandma stitching cushions or pictures for framing while you were growing up, and today, needlepoint is more popular than ever. If you’re looking for some inspiration, these five modern needlepoint artists are worth following.
Jessica Chaney’s been needlepointing since she was 12 and her graphic handbags and cheeky pillows will provide some much-needed laughter to your life. Plus her canvases are available to purchase so you can create your very own pieces to hang in your home.
Swedish artist Ulla-Stina Wikander covers everyday objects she finds at flea markets like headphones, sewing machines, electric mixers, and hairdryers, and turns them into needlepoint tapestries.
Japanese Australian artist Ema Shin studied contemporary Japanese printmaking which heavily influences her embroidery and tapestry weaving. You’ll see everything from delicate florals to pelvic bones on her Instagram page.
When Krystle Collins was a young girl she drew pictures of the backs of people’s heads while she sat at church. Today her hand-stitched apparel and accessories feature face silhouettes and it’s the wearable art we can get down with.
This artist took up needlepoint to deal with her anxiety when flying and since then, she’s been making needlepoint canvas painting. Her shop has tons of cool canvas prints and kits to choose from which include threads, needles, and the canvas.