Alycen Brothen

My work integrates traditional counted-thread embroidery techniques with freehand surface embroidery to create encrusted surfaces that are complex in their variety of stitches.  Hardanger, drawn-thread, freehand embroidery, needlepoint, and tatting are techniques found frequently in my work.  A common theme is the juxtaposition of structured and organic forms. The fabric itself is a structural foundation and counted-thread techniques further emphasize that structure.  Explosions of freehand ... view more »


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