Naughty Embroidery by Alaina Varrone

April 30, 2014

We're growing into even bigger fans of the delightfully risqué embroidered work of Alaina Varrone. In her newer pieces she continues to subvert the traditionally tame medium with a heightened sense of narrative and mythology. Varrone is an embroidery artist from New Haven, Connecticut. Born in 1982 to a family of weirdos and storytellers, she uses this natural creativity to tell her own stories in thread. She attended Maryland Institute College of Art as a fiber arts student, then attended Columbia University to study cultural anthropology with a concentration in theology. She is influenced by history, culture, and the esoteric, with a focus on strong female characters.