By Katy Cowan
In her ongoing series of stitched illustration and textile art, Sam P Gibson painstakingly hand-embroiders the most stunning threaded eyes, so they look as though they have been drawn onto a sheet of paper instead of created with a needle and thread.
“My stitched illustrations are developed from a desire to move away from regular embroidery and explore other subject matter within this medium,” Sam explains. “I had been taught to sew as a child and had continued to enjoy the labour intensive aspect of hand embroidery but wanted to move my work into a more drawing based direction.”
Inspired mainly by the human eye, Sam loves to bring out every tiny detail of our eyelashes, pupils and irises by first creating pencil illustrations before embroidering over them using black thread on a heavy weave cream cotton, ready to hang and enjoy in your home.
Sam has been commissioned to make many pieces that have been sold all over the world. She sells her fine threaded artworks via her Etsy shop, so you can get your hands on one of her creations for yourself.