There’s something endearing about miniature art, and when it comes in the form of a pin, made to be worn, all the better. A combination of illustration and embroidery, Irem Yazici’s miniature embroideries make the ideal gift – for yourself or for a friend.
“Even if I don’t know where to place my work within contemporary art right now, I do think they share similar characteristics with both illustration and fiber art and I try to achieve a balance between them,” explained the Turkish crafter in an interview with Textile Artist.
“Mostly I try to use embroidery techniques on patterns that match their real-life texture,” she went on to explain. “I enjoy combining these traditional techniques with modern patterns. I also like fancy and intricate embroideries and I wouldn’t hesitate to decorate my works with sequins and beads.”
A self-taught embroiderer, Yazici began experimenting with the thread and needle back in 2014. “My first works were a recoil of embroidery being used for only traditional and decorative purposes,” she explains. “The idea of mixing the inherent tradition of embroidery with modern ideas seemed interesting to me.” Her themes tend to include flora and fauna, with a touch of surrealism. The finished piece – greater than the sum of its parts.