Embroidered Editorial

Last week I came across the incredible work of artist Inge Jacobsen by way of Trendland. Jacobsen uses embroidery techniques to alter fashion images used in magazines and other periodicals, transforming the once disposable items into works of art. (I wonder what sort of reinforcement she uses on the backs of her photos to keep it stable while she sews). I love the way she chooses which sections to highlight with her stitches and which to leave alone.

From Jacobsen:

I’m particularly interested in exploring the different contexts in which photography can be used. I like to stray from the conventional perceptions of what photography can and can’t be. With the over saturation of images, my practice seeks to intervene in this overwhelming consumption from the mass produced and alter it to create something unique. By using intricate and, at times, painstaking technique such as embroidery, I am disrupting the easy consumption of these images…

Nicole Smith is an author, editor, designer, and instructor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Check out her latest book, Skirt-A-Day Sewing, out now at your local bookstore, or online.
  1. I love it. I want more Vogue covers.

  2. There are a few more on her site. They’re all spectacular.

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