The Fascinating Portraits of Birds in Embroidery by The Artist Paulina Bartnik
For many enthusiasts, embroidery has a recreational aspect which can also be a fun way to develop knowledge. This is precisely the case of the Polish artist Paulina Bartnik who creates embroidered brooches to represent various species of birds accurately.
A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, the designer has been passionate about nature, travel, and especially embroidery since adolescence. When she discovered a book on Polish folk embroidery, she decided to train herself in it before devoting herself entirely to it as an adult.
The young woman particularly loves making brooches representing very realistic portraits of birds. This is also one of the reasons that earned it the nickname “Embirdery”, the fun contraction of the English terms “embroidery” (embroidery) and “bird” (bird).
For each of her creations, she begins by cutting out the shape of the birds using sheets of felt. She then sews the different leaves and draws them with a thread. In order to give depth and a volume effect to her embroideries, the designer alternates short and long stitches, also allowing for an even more realistic result. Thus it gives life to owls, hummingbirds, crows, parrots, sparrows, and many other species of birds.
We let you admire Paulina Bartnik’s meticulous bird embroidery. To learn more about the her, you can visit her Instagram account and website. And if you are an embroidery lover, those made from aerial photographs by the professional photographer Jim Knight should please you.