Thursday, May 30, 2019

Zara Merrick Paints Birds With Vintage and Antique Fabrics


English textile artist Zara Merrick is a talented craftswoman who paints with fabric. She is currently working on a series of birds depicting different kinds of owls, parrots and other feathered creatures. The artist has a growing collection of fabric that she gathers from vintage stores and antique fairs.

She usually has the list of colors and patterns for the piece she is working on which organically changes if she comes across something that she thinks would do more justice to the piece. If textile patterns is the integral part of the process then embroidery is what brings her birds to life. Zara works for endless hours to stitch together every little piece of fabric giving it a three dimension and dense texture. 

You can see the creations she worked on in the past and find her new work along with behind the scenes on Instagram.


Ketark said...

Her name is Zaza, not Zara.

My Owl Barn said...

I checked, her website says Zara. I'll see if I can find out the name she likes to use.