drop your jaw embroidery....

These Penguin book covers by Jillian Tamaki are stunning, so full of detail - just beautiful. There are so many different types of stitches and complex details! Even the little Penguin logo seems to be embroidered- ahh-maz-zing! I gush, I gush, but just look....






Right, see? amazing! My favorite has to be the Emma cover - that braided hair - or the Black Beauty back cover. Seeing the finished pieces you can tell so much time and work went into the pieces, and the above work-in-progress image give you an appreciation for the many, many hours of hand embroidery involved one stitch at a time - sore hands, sore neck, back aches and all.

find Jillian Tamaki here: website, (images via) Jillian Tamaki Sketchblog, etc.
found via: my love for you.


6 comments:

  1. Wow that hair is amazing! Whenever I see great works like this it inspires me to pull out my threads and have a go at it...

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  2. jaw-breaking INDEED!!! gorgeous

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  3. Insane. Dropped my jaw for sure.

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