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Kate Hughes

Embroidery Artist • Entrepreneur

Beginning with a single strand of thread and one stitch, I create portraits and landscapes. I treat the slow process of embroidery as a mindfulness meditation, while processing the chaos of daily life. Over the course of days and weeks, I intertwine thousands of traditional and non-traditional stitching techniques to create rich depth and texture. My goal is to use the lengthy hand stitching process to connect to the work in an emotional way so that I can bring out the truest representation of the subject. - Kate Hughes

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I’m Kate, the CEO (Chief Embroidery Officer!) of Kate Hughes Art

 

Stitching makes my heart happy! I love making keepsake pieces of art that can be given as gifts, passed down for generations and treasured forever.

Following college graduation, I settled into a corporate position. However, my creative nature was waning. As a result, I felt called to the meditative practice of embroidery and I taught myself to how to stitch.  I began stitching treasured childhood photo images onto linen fabric. Slowly, I developed my signature "painterly" style.  My creations involve multi-layered, perspective defining thread sculpting techniques.  Hence, my finished works are labeled "thread paintings."   In 2015, I opened a shop on Etsy where I specialize in thread-painted portraits and landscapes.

 

I was honored to be featured in Etsy's Editors' Picks of 2015 and several regional art exhibitions in recent years. I have created commissioned pieces for dozens of clients, including a few celebrities whom I respect and admire.  In 2020, I enjoyed a sabbatical from commission work to focus on noncommercial art projects.

 

In 2021, I resumed requests for commission work on a limited basis.  If you're interested, please complete the contact form below or send me a note at Kate@KateHughes.biz.  I am excited to create an original, one-of-a-kind, thread-painted art piece for you!

 

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About Me

Portfolio

Watch the Latest Episode

Watch the Latest Episode

Commissioned Artworks

Commissioned Artworks

Social Justice

Social Justice

Landscapes

Landscapes

Exhibited Works

Exhibited Works

Furry Friends

Furry Friends

Pop Culture Portraits

Pop Culture Portraits

Florals & Plants

Florals & Plants

"In the Studio with..." Series

"In the Studio with..." Series

Family Portrait Series

Family Portrait Series

Inner Child Series

Inner Child Series

 
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