Hungarian artist Ágnes Herczeg makes embroidery pieces of art using traditional handicraft techniques.
“In my work, I use only natural materials of vegetable origin: yarns, threads, textiles, as well as tree branches, roots, fruits, and seeds,” she writes on her website. “I often make the molded parts of my pictures from the ceramic material.”
Formed from threads and wire, each creation is attached to a piece of wood, making her pieces seem as if they were floating in mid-air. “Lace-making is an extremely time-consuming occupation,” she explains “it takes several days just to complete a small piece.”
Herczeg studied textile conservation at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, and over the years has learned several traditional methods of embroidery and lace-making, such as needle lace, pillow lace, macramé, and more.
Take a peek at some of her delicate creations.