Swedish designer Ulla Stina Wikander gives another appearance to everyday objects by coating them with colorful cross-stitch embroideries.
For more than 10 years Ulla has collected cross stitch embroideries and today she has a collection of over 100 different designs. These embroideries have been sewed by women and are seen as kitsch and regarded pretty worthless, but Ulla thinks that they are really beautiful and she wanted to bring them back to life.
Since 2012 she started to use the colorful embroideries to cover ordinary household things from the 70s, and the results are absolutely stunning. An old sewing machine, a vacuum cleaner or an electric mixer suddenly become beautiful pieces of art.
‘I find it interesting to see how these objects transform in a new context; the obsolete, the things we do not want any longer, the old and forgotten things. I give them a second life and although I cut the embroideries into pieces, I still think they look very beautiful when the objects have been ”dressed up”.’, the artist states.