über embroiderers: Jose Romussi

dance8 35x30

I’m trying to keep up a sort of regular ‘feature’ on über embroiderers on The Smallest Forest: These are the big kids, the crème de la crème, the leet of needle and thread…that runts like me long to play with, but will never even exist in the same universe with. *stabs herself with a #24 chenille* Oh, crewel world!

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Not only is Chilean-based artist Jose Romussi doing some gorgeous embroidery on vintage photographs of ballet dancers, as you may have seen making the rounds of blogs recently…

work by Jose Ignacio Romussi Murphy, via Lost at E Minor


Dance13 40X35cm

He also creates these hybrid works using acrylic paints and stitching…

and works the same mixed-media magic on vintage papers like maps:

I love the fun and colors of his animal paintings on maps, particularly this fat panda:

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Besides loving Jose Romussi’s work, you simply must admit that men who stitch are HOT (at least in my book they are!)
Hmm, another “item” to add to my list of Things I Want To Do When I Go To Chile.
Don’t nobody tell Kris. 😉

Pay a visit to Jose Romussi’s Flickr and his online portfolio

uber embroiderers: Jazmin Berakha
uber embroiderers: Jazmin Berakha
über embroiderers: Tilleke Schwarz
über embroiderers: Tilleke Schwarz
über embroiderers: Maricor/Maricar
über embroiderers: Maricor/Maricar

8 thoughts on “über embroiderers: Jose Romussi

  1. Thank you for posting these Uber people. I love having my horizons expanded and they are people I might not have seen.


    1. And thank you for visiting and reading these erratic über posts! I am so glad my posts are still news to some people out there! I’m not the most cutting edge blogger. 😉


    1. Thank you for commenting! Ooh, yes, stitching on paper is such a trend, everyone’s doing it, it seems! Some do it better than others, though (my own attempts are shonky compared to Jose’s pieces!) and I was so excited when I saw these that I had to share them around right away!


  2. Men artists hot in my book, but especially stitches. But beyond that, WOW. Thank you for exposing me to this gorgeous work, Nat. Divine.


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