Common Thread: Modern Embroidery of Victoria Villasana

The Royal Family is all the rage lately, and we recently came across some intriguing artwork of Queen Elizabeth… beautifully woven colorful thread over a simple black and white photo. Upon further investigation, we discovered a treasure trove of incredible works by Mexican textile artist Victoria Villasana. The unexpected can be powerful in art, and that’s precisely why we’re so drawn to Villasana’s work. She uses her masterful and creative embroidery skills to highlight iconic figures of art, music, politics and pop culture in general, using little more than simple photographs and brightly-colored thread. Villasana draws from her heritage, employing traditional embroidery techniques, in new and thought-provoking ways. The world should know about Villasana’s stunning work.

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  1. Banella on January 5, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Awesome work. Giving me inspiration for photos of my mother growing up.

    I thank you

    • Bil DeAscentiis on January 6, 2021 at 10:00 pm


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