With almost 200k followers on Instagram, embroidery artist Irem Yazici is a force to be reckoned with. Her work, showcased on her social media pages, can be divided into two categories: embroidered accessories and embroidered artworks; but when it comes to her style, Yazici admits she has a hard time categorizing it.
“Even if I don’t know where to place my work within contemporary art right now, I do think they share similar characteristics with both illustration and fiber art and I try to achieve a balance between them,” she remarked once in an interview with Textile Artist.
Based in Eskisehir, Turkey, Yazici’s love of crafts led her eventually to embroidery. “My first works were a recoil of embroidery being used for only traditional and decorative purposes,” she says. “The idea of mixing the inherent tradition of embroidery with modern ideas seemed interesting to me.”
Her work mostly features natural themes like plants, flowers, and animals, but what really makes it stand out is its relatively small size, with some of her embroideries so tiny they can fit on a pin. You’ll want to join in on the hype.