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Embroidered Illustrations by Ann Khokhlova are a Sea of Stitches

Illustration in magazine

Embroidery might seem like an odd choice for use in editorial illustration, but Ann Khokhlova proves that it can be a stunning sight. Her series for The Prime Russian Magazine showcases the beauty of thread and needle, as seas of stitches produce highly-textured compositions. These tiny marks are sewn in different directions, creating the illusion that they’re in motion. This style complements her cast of characters, as the stitches depict them climbing trees and traversing waters.

Creature in a tree by Ann Khokhlova

woman laying with her child

woman crying

character rowing a boat among aligators

animals in a pin

family looking at the moon in the starry sky

Artwork © Ann Khokhlova