Arts + Crafts

Emily Barletta

April 15, 2008

Enchanting… I stumbled upon the work of Emily Barletta for the first time yesterday as I roamed the web clicking from one blogroll to the next and ultimately landing on her blog and then her website. Wow. It was worth the journey. I’m still trying to recover from the explosion of beauty…

Emily Barletta
I know some of you will think this stuff is pretty ‘out there’ but I love contemporary art (esp. fiber art) and have to share Emily’s work with you just because. These crochet and embroidered pieces are not only stunning, but are obviously designed from the heart as I can’t even imagine the level of skill and time it would take to construct them. You have to love what you’re doing to create art so captivating and detailed.

Emily Barletta
Emily lives and works in Brooklyn and seems to have a lot going on this year if you’d like to catch her work live here’s her schedule. These creations remind me of sea life, the materials and organic shapes, it’s all so interesting to view up close on her site. I’d love to frame a smaller work of hers, I like three dimensional art and think it adds an unexpected twist to the walls, especially since most of the work currently on display in the average home consists of prints and paintings.

If you’d like to know more about her, My Love For You interviewed her recently right here. Please take a moment to read it, it’s quite fascinating. And Emily if you’re reading this, your work touched me today and I’m sure many decor8 readers will enjoy seeing it as well, thank you for putting yourself and your art out there for all to see, what you’re doing really does matter though you may at times doubt it or find blogging a chore it really does make a difference so keep pressing forward! (Yes, I read your rant about blogging.)

(images from emily barletta)


  • Reply Diana April 15, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Wow – absolutely stunning. I am so impressed that she can get so much intricacy and detail into her work!

  • Reply L April 16, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Way to represent MICA Fibers, Emily!

    Lindsay Feldman, MICA fibers c/o 08

  • Reply Janice April 17, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    WOW – thanks for sharing! Her work is outstanding and very inspiring!

  • Reply Deepa April 17, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Breathtaking! I am so disappointed I missed her most recent group show in Philly.

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