Today, I'm so excited to share the work of embroidery artist Chloe Gordano! I first discovered Chloe's work about four years ago and I continue to be inspired and awed by her work. Each piece is almost too beautiful for words. The way she combines different thread colors, her amazing level of detail, the richness of hues, you forget you're not looking at an actual sleeping deer or a bunny running across a field. The animals seem so lifelike. It's remarkable what she's able to achieve in such a small space.
Chloe's story is even more impressive when you learn she didn't begin sewing until her last year of college at the University of the West of England. She was studying illustration at the time and without any training in sewing or textiles, she picked up a needle and taught herself embroidery! The end result are pieces that utilize both her sewing skills and her illustration background; she uses thread the same way an illustrator uses colored pencils or paint.
I love that Chloe in now using her embroidery talents to create book covers (see above), working for clients like Penguin Random House and Bloomsbury! So cool! You can see more of Chloe's lovely wildlife creations on her website, right here. You can also follow her on Instagram and Facebook. Read on to learn all about Chloe's inspirations. Thanks, Chloe! ~Erin
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I don't normally watch a lot of TV, but I just finished watching Castle Rock, which I loved. I'm a life long Stephen King fan, so it was a lot of fun.