Donya Coward is a UK-based textile artist, or as she refers to herself a “Textile Taxidermist”, meaning that her artwork is as much about preserving the craftsmanship of the Antique and vintage laces, embroideries and haberdashery materials she uses as it is about the animal imagery itself. And once you make your way through her impressive portfolio, it’s an apt term.
From freestanding dog sculptures to mounted busts to incredibly intricate banners, Donya’s work is absolutely stunning, all the way down to the tiniest detail. Check out more of her work on her website or Facebook page. Meanwhile, I’ve highlighted a few more of my favorite pieces below!