CMYK embroidery
CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black=key) is a colour system that is based on the four colours used in traditional offset printing. CMYK embroidery is a hand-made printing process that I developed during my MA studies at Central St Martins 2006–2008. The idea of handmade print started as an academic project. Now, most of my work is based on that. I have created CMYK embroidered illustrations for clients such as The Guardian and WIRED, as well as worked on numerous private commissions.

I use conventional screen angles: Cyan 105˚, Magenta 75˚, Yellow 90˚ and Black 45˚ and prepare dot screens for cross-stitch. Works are stitched using cotton threads in CMYK colours, the intensity of colour depends on the number of strands used. The final outcome is a printed page created by hand.

© Evelin Kasikov 2007–2015.

Below: first CMYK embroidered piece, May 2007. Front and back side. Photos by Sarah Roesink.

Below: 4 x 4 squares showing the blend of CMYK colours stitched in four different thread thicknesses. Images by Juliet Sheath of Full Focus.

Below: One of the pieces from series The Process of Print.

Below: first experiments with handmade halftoning monotone to quadtone, 2007–2008.

Below: bookmark that comes with Printed Matter books and allows to measure screen resolution.

XXXX Swatchbook
Financial Times
Crafting Excellence
The Dress Detective
Do It Like A Woman...and change the world
New Hall Art Collection
Architecture Visionaries
CMYK embroidery
NIKE Stitched Tee
Printed Matter
Stitched CMYK Chart
Modern Monogram
The Geometrics
Estonian Colours
The Portrait Project
ELLE Magazine
Handprinted Alphabet
The WIRED home
Cut Out + Keep
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