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Danielle Clough Serves Up Some Unusual Embroidery

Embroidered Tennis Rackets by Dannielle Clough

Embroidered tennis rackets by South African VJ-photographer-designer-embroiderer Danielle (don’t call her ‘Dani”) Clough are an interesting way to combine craft with discarded objects.

Embroidered Tennis Rackets

embroidered tennis raquets by danille clough IIHIHembroidered tennis rackets

Amongst her many projects is her “What A Racket” series of fibre art in which she applies her needlework roses and flowers to the faces of old tennis racquets. Yes, both racket and racquet are considered acceptable spellings.

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Danielle embroidering on an old tennis racket

Clough studied art direction and graphic design at The Red and Yellow School before embarking on a career in visual art, digital design and now as a fibre artist. In addition to her work as a designer and fibre artist, she also dabbles in photography.  She even combined her interest in visual art, music and South African street culture scene which led to an experimental stint creating visuals for live music events. Using the stage name Fiance Knowles, Dee has performed with local DJ artists Haezer, PH Fat, Los Tacos, Amy Ayanda and internationals acts such as the Allah Las, Apashe, Cid Rim, and Black Sun Empire.

The Results:
Embroidered Tennis Racquets


Danielle Clough embroidered racket

Danielle Clough embroidered racket, detail

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protea detail

Daniel has many wonderful embroidery series including those of dogs, cats, rabbits, skulls, fast food and miniature veggies. Keep up with her work by following her on @fiance_knowles

Danielle Clough