Ornate Insect Embroideries

Embroidery artist Humayrah Bint Altaf stitches fabulously ornate bugs and timber that incorporate classic gold twist wire, an entire bunch of metallic beads, Rococo threads, and totally different delicate provides. The highest outcomes are scarab beetles which may nearly crawl off the canvas and honey bees able to take flight.

“I sometimes wander via the woods near my dwelling, the place I gather leaves, twigs, feathers and totally different points I can uncover to hold once more home and shield,” says Bedford-based Altaf. “I moreover like to incorporate nature’s treasures into my embroideries and with each bit I actually really feel that a part of me has been embedded into my work.”

With a background in vogue design, Altaf had the prospect to evaluation on the Royal School of Needlework that helped launch her career in embroidery.