We Create Unapologetic Embroideries That Will Hopefully Brighten Up Your Day (21 New Pics)
Hi everyone! Our names are Karla and Fabricio, and with our project Rebordação Handmade Embroidery, we are introducing modern vibes to the embroidery world. We create funny embroidery artwork on hoops that are inspired by puns, memes, pop culture, and more.
Here are our latest creations; we hope you guys enjoy them! Don't forget to check out our previous post on Bored Panda for more funny embroideries!
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We (Fabricio and Karla) are a Brazilian couple in their mid-30s based in Lisbon, Portugal, since 2017. We've lived together for the past 11 years. We work together on everything, starting from the design, creation, and even the needlework! The embroidery art is our main income source.
Because embroidery is very popular in our country, we both learned the basics from our grandmothers and then developed our own style, in most cases incorporating watercolor into our pieces.
We decided to start our project back in 2017, after seeing that many people were forgetting the embroidery art because most of the content created at that time was just flowers and what one would call "grandmother" stuff.
We began by creating an Instagram page and selling our pieces at local art markets, but after the first lockdown in 2020, when one of our pieces went viral (the Van Gogh with a facemask), we stopped selling at local art markets and focused solely on selling online.
The most challenging part of the creative process is turning our ideas into "embroiderable" material. It is easier to put them on paper with a pencil than into fabric using threads. The part we enjoy the most is the final result. It's like a song; we just have an idea of how it will sound after it's finished being composed.
The most fulfilling aspect of our work is when someone tells us that our art has brightened their day and made them smile; that's the priceless part. We would like people to take away from our work that humor is a great way to deal with sensitive subjects and daily frustrations, and sometimes laughing at yourself is the best option.
Our future plans include creating more and more embroidery art. Also, start creating some content to teach people to use embroidery art as a way of self-expression and, through the needles and threads, to convey their message to the world.