Raija Jokinen’s Intricate & Delicate Textile Art

Raija Jokinen’s Intricate & Delicate Textile Art

“My art works are made of flax and the working method can be compared to painting and drawing, but the ‘paint’ is the fiber that is normally used e.g. as a base material for oil paintings. In addition, I use stitching to form ‘drawn’ lines and rice starch as a binder.” – Raija Jokinen

Raija Jokinen is a Finland-based visual artist whose work is often based on body-related details, such as skin, blood vessels and nerve tracks. Below is a selection from her cloth-related work.

Poisoned Blood (2005) – © Raija Jokinen

In Pouch (2005) – © Raija Jokinen

Panting (2004) – © Raija Jokinen

Cold Shower Blood – © Raija Jokinen

To see more of Raija Jokinen’s work, visit her site here and follow her adventures on Instagram, @raijajokinen.

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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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