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Ribbon embroidery by Irina Zhukova

Ribbon embroidery and painting by Belarusian master of arts and crafts Irina Zhukova

Spring in New York. Painting on flax in combination with voluminous embroidery ribbons – three-dimensional work, carefully worked out in various ways. Based on the same picture by Robert Peyman. Author’s Ribbon embroidery by Irina Zhukova, Belarusian master of arts and crafts

Ribbon embroidery by Irina Zhukova
Born in Minsk, Irina Zhukova, architect by profession, is currently a well-known artist of applied art. According to Zhukova, she studied florist design, phytodesign, hairdresser’s art, and decorative cosmetics. However, her calling and true passion became embroidery with silk ribbons (since 2008). And she has achieved a success in it proved by awards. In particular, diplomas of art exhibition (ribbon embroidery work) of various levels, including regional, Republican, and International. In addition, she has her own column in the magazine “Xenia” for lovers of needlework, “Embroidery with Ribbons”. Thus, her hobby turned into a professional activity.
According to Irina, when she started to get involved in embroidery with ribbons, she had to discover everything herselfself. “After all, there were no books, no master classes, and the information on the Internet was rather poor. Therefore, each of the needlewomen, who was fond of embroidery at the time, invented and developed her own style. That is, one can say that each of the embroiderers has her own handwriting”.

Ribbon embroidery and painting by Belarusian master of arts and crafts Irina Zhukova

A girl on the bench. Ribbon embroidery and painting by Belarusian master of arts and crafts Irina Zhukova

“I was lucky, I believe that I developed my own style of embroidery, moreover my technique is the combination of painting on flax and embroidery with ribbons”, says Irina.
Meanwhile, the number of artworks created by Irina Zhukova since 2008 has long exceeded three hundred. However, each of them is in private collections around the world, and some customers create their own galleries of her works. “Very often I want to keep some work for myself, since I know that every work is unique and can’t be repeated …”.

Ribbon embroidery by Irina Zhukova

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