Breaking the rules of embroidery
Tyyni Cigarette TrousersA year ago I sat in the summer cottage surfing online. I fell in love with some indie patterns from Named so I bought a bunch of PDF patterns and then I forgot about them. I did not have a lot of inspiration for sewing and when I got it, I definitely…
End of beginningThe "Ohmygodess2" or "Underwater world" as we call our new project, we are now in the end of the beginning. I was inspired to make some crossings between squares I realized the counting was wrong! We mark every 10:th stitch. For one of the squares it…
With inspiration from all parts of daily life, CreativeClowns is much more than just the embroideries we see here today. It is a vision of making embroideries easy, accessible and exciting without pointers or limiting rules.
The embroideries are created dynamically and the pattern gradually grows over the weave as they are created. The artists share the embroideries and both work on all pieces simultaneously, without knowing the end result beforehand. The embroideries is a reflection of the daily life, where ugly, crazy and beautiful are mixed into the big picture that tells us something about the world we live in today. The artists tackles new shapes and colors with curiosity, and are working with both small, big, flat and 3D shapes. The biggest embroidery so far is over 500 000 stitches big and measures around 1.2x1.2 meter.
The future for CreativeClowns is exciting. The artists are planning a revolution within handcraft as embroideries, making it more accessible, interesting and fun. Discussions evolves around creating the best embroidery yarn in the world, improving embroidery weaves and arranging workshops to invite people into the wonderful world of color, inspiration, shapes, spontaneity, patterns, glitter and embroideries!