I tend to think that craft artists don't have enough spotlight from the industry, those artists definitely need more exposure. That is why I will focus more on craft artists around the world that take their time beside their work to do things they love.
Let's take a look at this unique project by Hiné Mizushima who is (in his own words) Slow Crafter, Needle-felter and Illustrator based in Vancouver, BC in Canada. We are looking at his Kogin embroidered insect brooches he worked on for a group exhibition happening right now in Osaka, Japan. What is Kogin? It's a traditional quilting method of Aomori's Tsugaru region, where its characteristic is the beauty of its design. As you can see in the following, it's an art and we can definitely appreciate its creativity.
Kogin embroidered insect brooches for a group exhibition, The Kingdom of Specimens at ranbu gallery (2nd floor) in Osaka, Japan, opening June 20th, 2018! I used some of my hand-dyed Kogin fabrics and most of my hand-dyed Kogin threads for the brooches, and I also used tiny Japanese glass beads for the details.