In the craze of today fast-moving world and our modern click mentality, occupations that require time, patience and diligence have fallen out of favor. Therefore we do not often see embroidery as a common artistic technique on the modern art scene. It is certainly a quite demanding medium to work with, but as we will see – also rewarding one. Embroidery, due to the nature of this technique, merge beautifully with different materials. Even with bread. In 2016 Slovakian artist Terezia Krnacova presented a mixed media project “Everyday Bread”, where each day was represented by a slice of bread with incorporated embroidery of different design. The seventh slice remained plain in order to honor the tradition of the Sabbath, the one day that supposed to bee free of work and dedicated to worship and rest in Christianity and Judaism. Unique compilation between two seemingly irrelevant materials shows the vast potential of the embroidery as a contemporary artistic tool compatible with almost anything.
Her work also includes embroidery on clothes which resonates with the latest fashion trends; particularly interesting is her collaboration with designer Olya Glagoleva in a fashion line that is decorated with carefully embroidered paint splashes. Outstanding skill mixed with creative thinking turns into a perfect execution of fresh ideas.