Step inside a magical garden, a tactile world full of lush fields, whimsical flowers, and dainty butterflies made entirely out of thread. This is the garden imagined and brought to life, piece by piece, by the Moscow-based fiber artist Rosa Andreeva. These handmade beauties are first sketched out onto the fabric by hand and then carefully stitched to create three-dimensional shapes using traditional techniques that date as far back as the 16th century.
As the artist pointed out in an interview with Mymodrernment, nature is her main source of inspiration. “That is where I draw all my ideas from. I do not work with templates, as I find it uninteresting. In the beginning, I studied stumpwork and made copies of old pieces, but since 2018 I have been studying in the academic painting studio. This allows me to create my own drawings and incarnate them in my embroidery.”
We could go on and on about the talent and skill required to create such intricate works, but as the famous saying goes, “the proof of the pudding is in the eating.”, so we’ll just show them to you instead.