All you need is a needle and thread to create something unexpectedly lovely. Rachel Crisp, a self-taught artist, utilizes her stitching business (Blue Sun Threads) to unearth prehistoric species that walked the Earth thousands of years ago. A pristine dinosaur fossil is ensconced in a mossy environment on each of her embroidery hoops.
Crisp, who is based in North Carolina, gets inspiration for her one-of-a-kind sculptures by looking around her home. Crisp tells My Modern Met, “I’m mostly motivated by the beauty of the natural world, therefore I try to integrate natural textures in my designs as a way to bring the outside inside.” She is able to produce soft moss, leafy grass, and even little blossoms peeking through the myriad green plants by employing various knots and stitching techniques.
Crisp employs these lush settings as a setting for a variety of dinosaur skeletons. It emphasizes and softens the huge white skulls’ stunning look. “Animal bones and fossils have always piqued my curiosity, so it seemed natural to use that as a source of inspiration,” she says. “I prefer to think of each item I produce as its own little small universe, whether it’s resting by the sea, meandering through the woods, or gazing up at the sky.”
Blue Sun Threads artist Rachel Crisp produces amazing embroidered art of ancient dinosaur bones.