a photo album with an embroidered design on the cover is held in hands

Myrtusworkshop is a project that unites my love for embroidery and keeping the family tradition of taking photos and making albums. It took a long time before I came to a certain understanding of how a perfect album should look like. I applied different methods of bookbinding and decoration, experimented with shapes, elements, conceptions, moods and, reached what I show to you today.

The story began in 2012 when I made the first album of this kind for my family. Since then I stitched and gathered about two hundred custom-made albums for friends, acquaintances and just those, who are passionate about craft. To my huge surprise, I have found so many people who love my handwork. I enjoy applying different kinds and techniques of embroidery. First of all, because it is my way of telling stories. That gives me the chance to express myself. Moreover, embroidery makes every album very special for the owner and, every stitch there keeps a secret.