Realistic Tiny Embroidered Animals By Chloe Giordano

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Realistic Tiny Embroidered Animals By Chloe Giordano.

Based in Oxford, England, illustrator Chloe Giordano creates delicate depictions of miniature animals rendered with freehand embroidery.

How did you learn to embroider/sew?

I’ve learned mostly from trial and error, usually I’ll draw out what I want to sew first and try to work out in the sketch how I would stitch to get the effect I want. I also try to look at work I admire and figure out how they did it – this especially helpful when I’m working on something 3D

How long does a piece take you?

Anything from a couple of days to 2-3 weeks. Usually the planning stage takes the most time, once I’ve got everything hammered out the actual sewing doesn’t take long.

What materials do you use?

I mostly sew on an off white calico, if its dyed I use powder dyes. Generally I used embroidery thread for text and sewing thread for everything else, but it’s not set in stone.

Where/what did you study?

I studied Illustration at the University of the West of England, in Bristol.

Do you have any advice for making 3D patterns?

I usually start by doing a lot of sketches and working out what aspects of something I want to focus on (long legs, the shape of the neck, that sort of thing). Next I get a pile of newspaper and make a mock up of what I want, this stage usually involves a lot of trimming and redrawing shapes until it comes out right.

I always try to reduce what I’m making down to as few pieces as possible – the deer and dog pattern, for example, is only three different pieces off fabric (it’d be two if I had my way, but I haven’t got there yet). I find this helps stop me from over complicating things and makes the final product cleaner and sturdier.

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