Artist Transforms Vintage Postcards with Embroidery

UK-based artist, Francesca Colussi Cramer, was lucky to discover a small vintage shop near her home where she could buy old postcards and photos. She then began a unique art project: embellishing the old photos with embroidery.

“Adding thread on paper alters an existing surface and creates such a rich texture and contrast with the original image itself,” the artist shared. “It’s both visual and tactile, and doing it on paper, instead of fabric, comes with challenges and differences that I find more intriguing every day. It is a sort of conversation with the past in the images, like lifting a layer of dust and letting the color through, adding another chapter.”

See her work below.