Monday, June 23, 2008

Hair Embroidery

Embroidering with hair fascinates me. I worked "Oh Unicorn" with a single strand of hair on leather, and it took me two weeks to complete (with much breaking, re-starting and trial and error). Embroidering with hair is a Chinese tradition that dates back many centuries, and is still in practice. Doing a search for hair embroidery turned up the work of two other artists: Laura Normandin and Kate Kretz.