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Embroidered landscapes capture the silence of pastoral life through dense knots and stitches

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#Embroidery
# Forests
#scapes
#Nature
# Trees

All images © Katrin Vates, shared with permission

French knots, chain stitches and straight lines turn into peaceful landscapes and abandoned huts overgrown with moss and tendrils Katrin Vatess embroidery. On bleached canvas as a basis, Vates works with yarns in natural color palettes of green or autumn tones, which she lays in variable lengths and thicknesses: it conveys a glittering ocean through flat, even stitches in blue and white, while tufts in neutral tones lead to cropped fields and dried bushes. Vates rarely outlines a preliminary design and never attaches a frame, which allows more freedom in customizing both the image and the way weather and sunlight affect the scenes.

The Rockville, Maryland-based artist plans to post some of her pieces on Etsy in the coming months Instagram. (above Kottke)

#Embroidery
# Forests
#scapes
#Nature
# Trees

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