Emily Barletta

I really love it when artists use a traditional craft and use it as ther medium into a piece of art. Emily Barletta does exactly this! She creates beautiful sculptures, out of just embroidary and crochet. She sometimes uses clay to give her work a look and feel of being 3D. Barletta described her process as;’I never ever use a pattern.  Planning things from the start = bad art. I create a specific pleasing object over and over again with as much variation as possible, throwing the shapes into bags until I have a good amount of them, then I start assembling. Generally, I have no idea how something will look until it is finished.

Its weird because her crocheted pieces are full of life and bursting with colour, but her stitched pieces are really minimalistic, with nit much colour, I like that she varies her work I suppose.


About cerysjames

A 19 year old Textile Design student studying in Cardiff! I decided to start up a blog as a diary for all things textile! Mostly inspiration and exhibitions I've been too. My favourite things are printing and having a big imagination!

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