Inspired By: Coral & Tusk

We first discovered the embroidered work of Coral & Tusk at a local wedding fair where a vendor had a beautifully stitched table runner on display. We loved the detailed feathers and immediately sought out more of their work online.

Founded in 2007 by Stephanie Housley together with her husband Chris Lacinak, Coral & Tusk creates work inspired by their travels all over the globe. Their love of animals, adventure, and the natural world are reflected in every piece they create. We're especially fond of their stitched animals who always seem to be celebrating.

A RISD-trained textile designer, Stephanie creates all of her scenes and irreverent characters as original pencil drawings before she redraws them stitch by stitch using special computer software. Finished by hand in Coral and Tusk's Brooklyn loft, every machine-embroidered pillow, doll, napkin and artwork retains the story-telling spirit and hand-drawn allure of the original illustration. A mix of smart design, magic and mischief is at the heart of every Coral & Tusk embroidery.

View & shop Coral & Tusk here.

See if they are in a store near you here.

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Embroidered Wedding Portraits


Happy Monday everyone! It's hard to believe September is over, and with exciting changes coming soon to Hello!Lucky, we're taking deep breaths as we welcome October in anticipation for the holiday season. Although our minds are wrapped around holiday festivities and winter cheer, wedding bells are still ringing and we had to share the perfect wedding gift for any time of year. These hand-embroidered canvas portraits by Michelle Rigg are completely customizable and turn any standard wedding portrait into a work of art.


We love all the meticulous details that go into each design. From the seams in the wedding dress, to the perfect outlines of the figures, it's easy to tell this artist takes extra special care.


Any why not make it personal? Love can be found in all forms, and for a couple with a shared interest, adding a little humor never hurts.

Check out more from Michelle Rigg here!

Lynette Andreasen's Metalwork and Jewelry

Adore Lynette Andreasen's work!  She incorporates embroidery into a lot of her metal sculpture and jewelry. Love the contrast of textures.


Embroidered flowers on a pewter plate. Gorgeous and utterly fascinating! Want it!


That would be quite a piece to wear out on Valentine's Day, no?


Love the shadow, the silhouette and the softness of the fibers.


This one reminds us a touch of Joel Dewberry's Ironwork and Architecture designs.  Love, love!

Check out Lynettte's blog and site for more beautiful work.

DIY 2nd Anniversary gift

img_1937.jpg We are swooning over the adorable anniversary gift that H!L designer Shauna made for her husband for their 2nd anniversary. Traditionally, cotton is the suggested gift (ok, so this is wool, but it's still in the fiber family!) so she knit up a tiny heart using this pattern, then embroidered her and her husband's initials on the front and their 2nd anniversary date on the back. So cute!