Cross-Stich Embroidery of Forgotten Household Objects by Ulla Stina-Wikander

Sweden-based artist Ulla Stina-Wikander has been doing this forgotten art since 2012. “For more than 10 years I have collected cross stitch embroidery and today I have a big collection with over 100 different designs. These embroideries have been made by women and are often seen as kitsch and regarded pretty worthless.” Wikander usually combines retired traditional objects with historical cross-stitch patterns that eventually give a new life one to another, which is pretty amazing! An artist since 1986 Wikander mostly takes ordinary household items from the ’70s and finds it very interesting to see them transform into artifacts from a bygone era “disguised, camouflaged, and dressed.” Artist also tells us on her official website: “I visit flea markets and vintage stores to find cross-stitch embroidery and the objects I want to work with. Some of the small objects, like an iron or a phone take me a day or two to make, but the bigger installations take weeks to finish. Over the last few years, I have been invited to different exhibitions. My objects and installations are also available for purchase.”

Sweden-based Ulla Stina-Wikander has been mastering this forgotten art since 2012

She mostly uses household objects from 70’s

And cloaks them in cross-stich embroidery

“For more than 10 years I have collected cross stitch embroidery,

Today I have a big collection with over 100 different designs.”

“I visit flea markets and vintage stores to find cross-stitch embroidery and the objects I want to work with.”

“An iron or a phone take me a day or two to make, but the bigger installations take weeks to finish.”

You can buy these art pieces from the artist