If you’re a fan of anything magical, soft, and ethereal, I’m sure you’ll love the work of Olga Prinku – an artist who combines dried and preserved flowers with cloth embroidery to make exquisite natural pieces.
Unlike some other embroidery that can be a little off-putting (it’s not for the faint-hearted), Olga’s paintings are really unique and beautiful. They’re also fascinating and intriguing, because of the techniques she uses. I hope you enjoy this post about her creative journey so far.
When you see the embroidered flowers-on-tulle art of Olga Prinku, you can’t help but feel a little bit of magic.
Olga Prinku is an artist and maker, who has been working with embroidery for many years. She started out as a graphic designer but quickly found that she had a passion for embroidery—especially flowers-on-tulle embroidery.
She grew up in the Republic of Moldova and now lives in North Yorkshire with her husband and son. She’s always been a keen crafter, and her work combines dried and preserved flowers and other plant-based natural materials with tulle fabric, to create motifs drawn from nature and traditional folkloric embroidery patterns or tapestries.
It’s hard to believe that before she began this journey, Olga was a graphic designer by profession. Drawing inspiration from traditional embroidery, she loves coming up with new ideas and experimenting with the technique further.
Her work combines dried and preserved flowers and other plant-based natural materials with tulle fabric, to create motifs drawn from nature and traditional folkloric embroidery patterns or tapestries. In the finished works, the tulle fabric becomes an invisible canvas for organic patterns that seem to float in their frame, creating the potential for a play of light and shadows that adds another visual dimension.
If you love animals, flowers, and beautiful things in general, you’re sure to adore Olga’s creations. She has truly poured her heart and soul into this art form, and it shows in the intricate details and the magical way each piece captures the natural beauty around us all.
Probably my favorite thing about Olga’s work is that it’s simple but unique. It makes you think and there’s an emotional pull to the work that draws you in. I could easily imagine this kind of art being used for special events like festivals and weddings. It’s beautiful, it’s hand-crafted, and above all, it’s imaginative.
Embroidery art by Olga Prinku
© All Images Via Olga Prinku Facebook
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