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Tethering – Embroidery by Michelle Kingdom


10” x 12”/25cm x 30cm embroidery by Michelle Kingdom, framed, no glass, free shipping.

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Tethering – Embroidery by Michelle Kingdom

3.5 x 5.5″ embroidery on linen

This piece has been exhibited and professionally, framed without glass.

Dimensions:  10” x 12”/25cm x 30cm framed



Free shipping worldwide.


Hand embroidered on linen in 2014, Tethering is an exploration of family dynamics. Solitary figures and couples grow out of a patchwork of floating lilies. They appear fragmented and isolated, yet remain connected by a tangled root system. With no central focus the composition becomes an abstracted expanse, tethered beyond sight.


Artist Statement

My work explores psychological landscapes, illuminating thoughts left unspoken. I create tiny worlds in thread to capture elusive yet persistent inner voices. Literary snippets, memories, personal mythologies, and art historical references inform the imagery; fused together, these influences explore relationships, domesticity and self-perception. Symbolism and allegory lay bare dynamics of aspiration and limitation, expectation and loss, belonging and alienation, truth and illusion.

Decidedly miniature in scale, the scenes are densely embroidered into compressed compositions. While the work acknowledges the luster and lineage inherent in needlework, I use thread as a sketching tool in order to simultaneously honor and undermine this tradition. Beauty parallels melancholy, as conventional stitches acquiesce to the fragile and expressive.

Michelle Kingdom - Burbank, California, USA

Michelle Kingdom – Burbank, California, USA



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  1. Rachel Biel

    Thank you, Jennifer! We are so pleased that all went well! 🙂

  2. Jennifer Morrison (verified owner)

    I’m delighted to have this wonderful work in my London home. I find Michelle Kindom’s work evokes a poignancy and humour. Her pieces manage to marry great skill with imagination. It will give me much pleasure to look at this work everyday!

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