Embroidered Graffiti by Sarah Greaves

The works of Sarah Greaves are truly unique. The Manchester-based artist takes the traditional craft of embroidery and turns it on its head by working in unexpected places. She sews through everyday objects like fridges, doors, sinks and toasters to thread delicate words into them, turning these objects into what she describes as “canvases for hidden thoughts.”

About her work Greaves says: “My practice pushes the limits of embroidery and reframes the location and voice of the graffiti artist. The embroidered text is delicate and ‘feminine’ while the process demands the use of ‘masculine’ tools such as drills and clamps. Visceral, intangible thoughts become permanently graffitied onto these familiar domestic objects.”

All images © Sarah Greaves (via here & here)