Tactile Hoop Art Inspired by the Colorful Beauty of Floating Gardens
Chilean born, Canada-based Katy Biele is one of my favorite embroidery artists working today. Coming from the background of a drawer and painter, her textile art often features a colorful array of bold blooms. Years ago, she began traveling “on a mission to seek out textiles and paintings of other countries,” and during her trips, she started imagining an “endless garden of flowers floating in the water.”
This prompted a theme of floating gardens in her work—one that was perfect for embroidery. “It allowed me to play with textures and bring more life to the flowers,” she writes. “I began to devote the majority of my creative time to stitching hand embroidery pieces and it has proven to be my most fulfilling and well-received body of work to date.”
Katy has released more original hoop art with the same tactile blooms that I fell in love with; she’s also included a portrait and beautiful acrylic painting washes, too. They’re now available in her online shop, in addition to hand embroidery kits (with video instruction). To see her work in progress, follow her on Instagram!
Using vibrant colors and a variety of stitches, Katy Biele creates textile art inspired by floating gardens.