American artist Sarah K. Benning crafts stunning embroidery art pieces that illustrate intimate home scenarios decorated with mid-century decor design and populated with verdant houseplants.
Sarah K. Benning is an artist and DIY designer working within the realm of contemporary embroidery. She creates of one of a kind hand stitched artworks and thoughtfully designed DIY kits and digital embroidery patterns. (…) Craving a form of artistic expression freed from the expectations of traditional Fine Art and the fine art world, Sarah found her way to stitching and fell in love with of the process and the freedom of the craft medium. (…) Sarah developed a visual vocabulary and personal aesthetic featuring vibrant, densely stitched images of house plants and home interiors with bold black outlines that continues to characterize her work to this day. Each of Sarah’s works begins as a drawing — often made directly on the fabric with whatever pen or pencil is within reach — before it is meticulously hand-stitched. Forgoing tradition and the often rigid parameters of conventional needlework, Sarah uses just a few techniques to build the surfaces and textures of her work — the complexity of each piece stemming from the composition itself and deliberate use of color.Sarah K. Benning