Ok, so lately, I'm loving the design finds I'm seeing in the Wall Street Journal. Here's another great find from their Off Duty 50 Spring list - contemporary embroidery by fiber artist Sarah Benning. I love her modern take on this traditional craft!
Her patterns look like snapshots straight out of a design magazine. I was especially drawn to the hoops with the mid-century desks & the rug patterns (first & second picture). They'd make for GREAT wall art for a kid's room.
Her story is pretty adventurous too. She left her day job working as a flower specialist at the Whole Foods, to pursue her embroidery career full-time. So far, she hasn't had to look back. She lives in Spain & retails her patterns and workshops through her website. If you enjoy needlework, this might be a cool project to do. Not to mention you'll have some gorgeous handmade art for your walls.