Embroidered Illustrations by Ann Khokhlova are a Sea of Stitches

Illustration in magazine

Embroidery might seem like an odd choice for use in editorial illustration, but Ann Khokhlova proves that it can be a stunning sight. Her series for The Prime Russian Magazine showcases the beauty of thread and needle, as seas of stitches produce highly-textured compositions. These tiny marks are sewn in different directions, creating the illusion that they’re in motion. This style complements her cast of characters, as the stitches depict them climbing trees and traversing waters.

Creature in a tree by Ann Khokhlova woman laying with her child
woman crying character rowing a boat among aligators animals in a pin family looking at the moon in the starry sky
Artwork © Ann Khokhlova
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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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September 9, 2015 Crafts Embroidery Illustration