hand stitched portraits by evelin kasikov
may 07, 2012
hand stitched portraits by evelin kasikov


‘paul bailey’ by evelin kasikov, 2012
all images courtesy the artist

graphic designer evelin kasikov has created a stitched series entitled ‘the portrait project’. for this collection, the estonia-born and UK-based artist
has completed several hand-sewn pictures all developed from the same 210mm x 280mm dimensions, stitched onto heritage woodfree bookwhite
315gsm paper in a grid system through the use of cotton thread in several shades and an embroidery needle. the on-going design-craft portrait series
features various stitching methods including differing thickness of line and shapes such as squares, triangles, crosses and diagonal marks incorporated
into each piece. kasikov decorates each page in a vibrant color palate picturing the sitter’s likeliness viewed in its finality as an embroidered,
pixilated vision of the person. 


‘paul bailey’ in progress


a photograph of paul bailey next to his cross-stitched portrait


‘jill tytherleigh’


a portrait of jill in the middle stages of completion


‘stefanie posavec’


each sewn likeliness is made more realistic in the artist’s variation in shades within the same color family


‘benjamin schwab’


detailed and work perspectives of ben


‘ciaran huges’


the stitched picture of ciaran as seen from its start to final thread marks


‘piret raud’


the thread recreation of piret’sface as viewed in progress

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