Veselka Bulkan Subverts Traditional Hoop Art by Thinking Outside of It

felted carrots hanging off the side of hoop art by veselka bulkan

Veselka Bulkan is the artist behind Little Herb Bouquet, the label under which she creates exquisite hoop art. Her works are a twist on traditional embroidery, and rather than confining her imagery within the circle, tiny felted vegetables dangle off the sides. Carrots, wild onions, and radishes are all free to hang, tethered only by the leaves and stems that still reside inside of the hoop.

Bulkan is inspired by Munich, the city where she resides. “It is invaluable to visit local farm and flower markets,” she writes, “and then take a break to have a good coffee together with friends in a cozy cafe.” This love is translated into not only her vegetable art, but in other kitchen-centric crafts as well.

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Sara is a Baltimore, Maryland-based blogger and illustrator. She’s obsessed with finding the latest and greatest in illustration, which she shares through her blog, Brown Paper Bag. Offline, Sara enjoys embroidering flowers and foods that she’s eaten and enjoyed.

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