*¨*•♫♪ღ Today I have some beautiful pieces to share with you from a talented designer and embroiderer living in Chicago. Have a look. Don’t you think her creations are spectacular?
I heard about Andrea Birkan when Rosemary, my sister-in-law, showed me a lovely book that Andrea is featured in and then she showed me the most amazing photographs of her work. I think that she is exceptionally talented and I love her creations. Have a look…
Don’t you love the way Andrea made the flowers and leaves?
I emailed Andrea to ask her to tell me more about herself and this is what she wrote:
My name is Andrea Birkan and I’m an ex-South African now living in Chicago. I have always enjoyed hand embroidery and sewing my own clothes. Over twenty years ago, while visiting family in Cape Town, I stumbled into Di van Niekerk’s shop. I could not leave without buying a few of her wonderful canvasses and all the ribbons to embroider them. They are now framed and hanging in my house as beautiful artwork.
I then decided to incorporate silk embroidery into other clothes I was making which has given my garments that extra element. Silk embroidery is so addictive that I find myself adding it almost all my garments, including some that were featured in a book released by Julie Starr and Sarah Gunn called “A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing.” I also started my own blog – sewbusy.weebly.com where I post some of the garments I’ve made.
and… don’t you love these colours?
Thank you, Andrea, for sharing your talent with the embroidery world. Looking forward to seeing more creations from you!
Till next time, happy stitching everybody!