TsuruBride is the art of Meghan Willis.
My mother first taught me to sew when I was 6 years old and desperate to make ill-fitting clothes for my Barbie doll. Over the years this morphed into a love of, and eventually a degree in, fashion design. By day I work in the apparel industry, and by night I explore the art of undressing, movement, and sensuality through embroidery. I turned to textile art in 2011, as a way to recharge my creative juices and it turned into the creative outlet I didn’t even know I was longing for. Now, I partner with my photographer husband, to celebrate women: their strengths and sexuality.
All work is hand embroidery on linen (unless otherwise noted). Leather appliques are machine stitched, then hand painted with acrylics.