I create these embroideries which are inspired by fashion and haute couture. I stitch colorful threads into tulle to create 3D-effect artwork.

When I was in school, I did not have a particular attraction to the work that we did in the lessons of Home Economics. And since childhood, everything, whether sewing an apron at school or drawing the next landscape in the lessons of fine art, was done for me by my beloved grandmother. In my student years, I became interested in everything new that appeared in the fashion world. After repeatedly reviewing the work of many clothes designers, I decided to take a chance. But it was not so simple to create voluminous and beautiful work. Only hard work, developing own style and correcting my mistakes gave me the opportunity to achieve the desired result.

In September 2015, I was deeply interested in embroidery, I worked on dense fabrics. In 2016, I attended the sewing courses, one of our tasks was to sew a blouse. Seeing the embroidered dresses from Valentino, Elie Saab, Dior, I decided to create an air blouse from tulle with embroidery.

My technique is a combination of many shades of threads - organized chaos. I like to work with tulle, as it is a transparent fabric that makes embroidery visually more voluminous. I do not make sketches before I start working, I usually know I want to embroider something specific, such as an eye. I make the contours and select shades when I'm already in the process. I am attracted to bright saturated colors, so I often try to integrate them with harmonious colors, but try not to make it too flashy. In summer 2017,  I visited the Ecole Lesage School in Paris and from that time  I  decorate my work with Luneville embroidery. This school is the only one where I studied embroidery. Everything I did before was intuitive. I like it when there is a moment of improvisation in the work.

My inspiration is the success of other people. When I have the opportunity to observe the creative development of the artist, to see how an idea turns into a complete result, for me, there is no greater inspiration. Also, life-affirming films, books, and exhibitions support me and my desire to create.

More info: Instagram | katemarchenko.com

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Miss Cris
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Gore!

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Monika Soffronow
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Wow!

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Val McMillan
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1 year ago

Beautiful! So talented.

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Elise Hilton
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1 year ago

Beautiful! Thx for sharing.

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CR82
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1 year ago

beautiful!

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Reine Watson
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1 year ago

OMG! You need to sell these!

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Ahnnah Newell
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1 year ago

WOW! I love the beeding, and would love to have a jacket with those on it.

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Tia Hansen
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1 year ago

These are awesome... I wanna learn to do these.

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Tia Hansen
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So much detail, it’s awesome!

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Tia Hansen
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1 year ago

Ok another favorite

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Miss Cris
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I like very much the first one!

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Reine Watson
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I can't pick a favorite

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Tia Hansen
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1 year ago

How do you put so much detail in these. I mean look at the changing colors of the whale. The swirls in the balloon. It’s all so beautiful!

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Karin Gibson
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1 year ago

Excellent, Van Gogh.

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Reine Watson
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1 year ago

FANTASTIC

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Ahnnah Newell
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I LOVE THOSE FLOWERS!

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It would look better without the hand behind it .

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CR82
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1 year ago

I love this

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CR82
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1 year ago

this would look great in a wedding veil!

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Val McMillan
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1 year ago

Is that a hat on the one fish?

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Miss Cris
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There's a lot of work there

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Karin Gibson
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1 year ago

David in colour.

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Tia Hansen
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1 year ago

So colorful *_* this has to be my favorite

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Reine Watson
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OMGoodness

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Magdalene
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1 year ago

bambi

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Karin Gibson
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Fishy

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Tia Hansen
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So much detail.

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Louise Duchaine
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1 year ago

love this one

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Miss Cris
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I like how she puts it on real nature, modifying it

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Reine Watson
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1 year ago

Amazing

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Hunter Showers
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1 year ago

beautiful

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Ahnnah Newell
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The beading makes it even better!

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Tia Hansen
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I love it when you put bead in it!

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CR82
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1 year ago

Well done! the detail is amazing!!!

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Ahnnah Newell
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The wings are just awesome!!!!

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Miss Cris
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I like this trousers with the birds, I can wear them!

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Karen Naylor
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I love these -- they are so 3-D, it's amazing. You have such a wonderful eye.