Although Brannon Addison claims to have come from a long line of needleworkers, she picked up hand embroidery herself fairly recently, in 2014. “While sidelined with an ankle injury, I ordered supplies on a whim and taught myself various stitches,” she wrote on her personal website. “I launched my first collection of work for sale in August 2015.”
She’s since been hard at work, creating tiny botanical embroideries that can be worn or hung on the wall. “Each piece of hand embroidery is sold framed with a custom mat board selected especially for that design,” she explained. “No two pieces are alike and each takes many hours of hand stitching to complete.”
“With each piece, I have a general concept in mind, but I don’t work with a template or pattern. All of my embroidery work is freehand, and I find beauty in the unknown of how a piece will turn out,” she added.
Take a look at some of her one-of-a-kind creations. Do you have a favorite?