Embroidery Feature: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?


By Rosey Kaes

Classic fairy tails have always been a perennial inspiration for artists.

Rosey took up beading and embroidery just recently, in January, 2011. This project, Little Red, is the fourth in her Fairy Tale Series, which also includes works inspired by Cinderella and The Little Mermaid. She is greatly inspired by stories, and has also drawn from classic children’s literature, such as Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz.

Rosey typically begins with a sketch and starts to select the materials for the piece: the background fabric and the general color palette she’ll use. Working with an embroidery hoop, Rosey first applies the basic elements of the scene, cut from felt. These are carefully stitched to the background fabric.

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