hand stitched portraits by evelin kasikov 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

via the jealous curator

  • Innovation?
    Even my granny was far more skilled at embroidery than this guy.
    Sorry, very little artistic endeavour here.

    kor-ten says:
  • Naw, this project is awesome! It seems to me to be a new use of grannish skills.

    Sally says:

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