This Self Taught Embroiderer is Driven by Color

For embroidery artist Lauren Holton, the needle and thread came almost intuitively. Amidst the joys and demands of motherhood, she taught herself the art of the stitch, carving out time for embroidery daily to satisfy her insatiable creativity and a love of all things handmade.

“Honestly, I have almost no actual previous experience as an artist,” she relayed in an interview with She’s So Bright. “Somehow embroidery was the thing that really unleashed everything that had been rolling around in my head all this time. I do, however, think I have a pretty good eye for design and color.”

Indeed, scrolling through her Instagram page, color seems to be the driving force throughout her work. Inspired by both nature and interior design, her work includes floral and botanical themes, as well as abstract designs, all immersed in color. “I’ll come up with a color palette that I’m dying to use, let it simmer for a while, and decide what type of content it’s most suited to,” says Holton. “I’m a big fan of both landscapes and interior design (they seem contradictory, I know), and love to pull inspiration from both of those places. I’m also very feminine, so I’m really drawn to floral designs, pink, soft textures, etc., and I think those things definitely influence my designs.”

Her works might just inspire you to get stitching!

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