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I Recreated Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Using Only Needle And Thread
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Art, Needle and Thread7 years ago

I Recreated Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Using Only Needle And Thread

I started making embroideries in 2013 when I didn’t have much money and needed a birthday present for my housemate. So I picked up a needle, thread, some fabric and I started making something. Since then, I’ve had an overwhelming response to my embroideries, and I’ve begun making them regularly for my friends and family. I love how natural and relaxing embroidery feels to me, and I’m really excited to keep expanding my practice.

In 2014, my Mum, having seen the things I’d made, requested that I recreate the Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh for her. It was intimidating at first, as that is one of my favourite artists and one of my favourite paintings. But I started slowly, gathering my materials, mapping out what I was going to include, and carefully drawing the painting onto the fabric. Over the next month, I spent roughly 60 hours lovingly recreating the painting bit by bit, and trying to include as much detail as possible.

I am currently working on an embroidery for my sister, and then I will be creating things of my own design to sell in the future.

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MelissaBoufford
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very, very cool! You did one helluva job. I have embroidered and cross stitched for many moons and the the thought to do something like this never occurred to me until recently. Thank you so very much for sharing as it has helped motivate me to pick it back up. I am impressed with your work. Do you have other projects to share? I would love to see them

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for your kind comment! I don't have much of a body of work yet but everything I make I post on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/laurensparkembroidery Thank you again. I'm thrilled to hear that I've somehow played a part in getting you embroidering again! :)

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NorwegianTravelers
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So beautiful! You are very talented! :) amazing artwork!

morgansher
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'ld like to see the backwork of that piece of embroidery!

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MelissaBoufford
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very, very cool! You did one helluva job. I have embroidered and cross stitched for many moons and the the thought to do something like this never occurred to me until recently. Thank you so very much for sharing as it has helped motivate me to pick it back up. I am impressed with your work. Do you have other projects to share? I would love to see them

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for your kind comment! I don't have much of a body of work yet but everything I make I post on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/laurensparkembroidery Thank you again. I'm thrilled to hear that I've somehow played a part in getting you embroidering again! :)

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NorwegianTravelers
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So beautiful! You are very talented! :) amazing artwork!

morgansher
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'ld like to see the backwork of that piece of embroidery!

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