Sewing and Embroidery
I hope you are all having a wonderfully creative week! Hopefully I can inspire your creativity with the beautiful ribbon embroidery by Tetiana Korobeinyk. I have asked Tetiana to share with you her talent and insight to her creative world, so I hope you enjoy this feature article and video of her works! I first saw Tetiana’s embroideries on facebook, and fell in love with the colours and the heart I feel when looking at her beautiful work; this is what her embroideries do for me anyway!
What is your favorite subject matter to create?
Embroidery silk and satin ribbons. Create paintings and jewelry items: bags, hairpins, brooches and manufacture of various pleasant things for the home.
When did your passion for your art turn from hobby to selling your work?
I embroidered for six years, but had nowhere to sell my works and I did not have a computer with the internet then. Therefore, only after meeting the artist Zahi Issa, who supported me to believe in myself, I started selling. My dream, to have a small shop, which create a embroidery, where people could see all of my art works and buy!
What sort of research and or reference materials do you do use for your work?
I studied the books by Ann Cox, Di van Niekerk, and the website Gallery.Ru, where you’ll find the happy family lives of ribbon embroidery masters…we learn from each other, support, help and advise.
What project are you working on now?
Waiting for my first solo exhibition, and preparing for it.
Who inspires you as an artist?
Valentina Razenkova, Di van Niekerk, Ann Cox, Svetlana Gerasimov (Russia).
What is the biggest problem for you as an artist?
The lack of necessary and various ribbons in Italy. In Italy, they have satin ribbon, which are hard…and to use silk
it is very expensive. So I have to buy them in Russia and Ukraine. Oh, and the lack of money from people here in the South of Italy makes it difficult as they often cannot afford to buy artworks- this is a luxury, they must think about their daily bread.
What’s the last great book you read?
Dale Carnegie’s book about the ability to find contact with people.
What’s the most indispensable item in your studio?
Unfortunately, I have no studio or even a small workshop, I do all my work at home. And the mostly I just need free time
If you could give an advice for a novice in your field, what would it be?
I would advise not to be afraid of difficulties because you can always fix the ribbons you embroider. Ribbon embroidery is very interesting, exciting and brings happiness and creative satisfaction. Through this creative journey of ribbon embroidery I have met people such as Valentina Razenkova. Who for me, is a wonderful inspiration and woman, to whom I would have walked all my life, without tiring.
If you want to see more of Tetiana’s works, please visit:
Her facebook profile http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001002881144&ref=tn_tnmn*
And website http://delizia.gallery.ru
Thanks Tetiana for sharing your embroideries and insight to your embroidery world with us. Please leave any comments about this post or Tetiana’s beautiful work below, we’d love your feedback, and please share with friends who you think would love to read this article!
Over the past two weeks I have been enjoying all of the artwork with Christmas themes which have been shared on facebook. So I have invited 13 artists and artisans to share their Christmas art works and a bonus how to video from Fiona Stolze, in porcelain painting, oil painting, decorative art, botanical painting, embroidery and more. I hope these artworks inspire your day…and maybe you’ll create a Christmas artwork yourself! The following artworks are in no particular order.
Silk painter and artist Fiona Stolze from Silk and Art
Porcelain from Artesana En Porcelana
Porcelain artist Brian O’Sullivan from Hillgrove Porcelain Ireland
Watercolourist Solveig Rimstad
Artist and designer Pablo da Luz
Figurative Artist Phil Beck
Decorative artist of Romantic style furnishings Debi Coules
Silk ribbon and embroiderer Ewa Kokowszka
Porcelain artist Patricia Zellmer from Art on Porcelain
Mother and daughter artists from Corilees Cottage, Donna Lee Parella and Corilee
Artist in Porcelain and other mediums, Mary Gosden
Botanical Artist Sigrid Frensen
Watercolourist Trevor Waugh
I just want to thank each of these artists who have shared their work, and if you enjoy their creations, please leave your comments below, and visit their websites or fanpages by clicking on the links, or share this blog post with your friends
Thanks Sonia for the opportunity to write for your beautiful magazine, I had a lot of fun putting together this tutorial on organza and silk ribbon roses on a handpainted background.
I hope my creative journeys and interests will inspire you to join me and hundreds of other creative people around the world to start your adventure in painting or embroidery today.
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