More and more contemporary textile artists are pushing the boundaries of the craft to create elaborate textile art inspired by traditional embroidery techniques. Victoria Rose Richards, based in rural Plymouth, England, is one of those artists. She lives where she’s surrounded by the natural beauty that inspires her. She uses a range of embroidery stitches to craft illustrative landscape scenes that are bursting with color and texture.
“I’m a biology graduate with a passion for embroidery, nature, and all things bright and colorful!” the talented artist excitedly says. Richards, who has Asperger’s syndrome, discovered embroidery as a way to calm her mind in between college classes. She reveals, “I pulled some nice blues and greens out of my grandmother’s old embroidery tin and had my first go at an embroidery landscape in October 2018.”
Check out some of Richards’ fantastic thread paintings below!