Refined embroidered portraits by Cayce Zavaglia 2

Teo (detail) by Cayce Zavaglia

Born in Indiana in 1971, Cayce Zavaglia creates portraits using crewel embroidery wool, sewn with the subtle touch of an expert painter. She describes part of her creative process:
Initially, working with an established range of wool colors proved frustrating. Unlike painting, I was unable to mix the colors by hand. Progressively, I created a system of sewing the threads in a sequence that would ultimately give the allusion of a certain color or tone.
Cayce's website includes more detailed views of these elegant embroidered portraits.
Teo (detail) by Cayce Zavaglia

Teo (detail) by Cayce Zavaglia

 

Teo by Cayce Zavaglia

Teo by Cayce Zavaglia

 

Teo (reverse) by Cayce Zavaglia

Teo (reverse) by Cayce Zavaglia

 

Sophie by Cayce Zavaglia

Sophie by Cayce Zavaglia

 

Sophie (detail) by Cayce Zavaglia

Sophie (detail) by Cayce Zavaglia

 

Rebecca by Cayce Zavaglia

Rebecca by Cayce Zavaglia

 

Rebecca (detail) by Cayce Zavaglia

Rebecca (detail) by Cayce Zavaglia

 

Raphaella by Cayce Zavaglia

Raphaella by Cayce Zavaglia

 

Mum by Cayce Zavaglia

Mum by Cayce Zavaglia

 

Martina by Cayce Zavaglia

Martina by Cayce Zavaglia

 

Greg by Cayce Zavaglia (2)

Greg by Cayce Zavaglia (2)

 

Dad by Cayce Zavaglia

Dad by Cayce Zavaglia

 

Aunt Lin by Cayce Zavaglia

Aunt Lin by Cayce Zavaglia

 


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