Murriel Mapa once wondered what would push her to try the embroidery kit her friend bought her. She got her chance during COVID. Ever since she finished a little houseplant piece, she has craved this style of creation.
Now, two years into creating embroidery pieces and kits at Naked and Frayed, Mapa is working on her series Embroidmonton, in which she embroiders Edmonton landmarks.
“It all started one day when I drove over the Walterdale Bridge,” recalls Mapa. “I was so fascinated by all the colours, and I wanted to keep those moments in my embroidery.”
You can find the Princess Theatre, High Level Bridge Streetcar, Folk Festival and more in the series. “I also love doing custom pet portraits and house portraits,” says Mapa.