Artist’s Amazing Works From Cotton Threads

These are the amazing artworks made out of cotton thread by self-taught artist Cecile Davidovici.

Cecile, 35 – born and raised in Paris, France – regularly delights her 178,000 Instagram followers with her stunning textile creations.


Videos of her at work show her using traditional embroidery techniques to create very modern portraits and figures.

She told Newsflash in an interview: “I started embroidery in 2018 and made my first portrait at the end of 2020.”

She added that she made the artworks seen here “in my Parisian studio in 2021 and 2022”.

She added: “The piece in the second video – the hands in the water – is co-created with David Ctiborsky.”

Cecile told Newsflash: “I work with cotton threads – I have a palette of around 500 colours – and I’ve recently started to add some felted wool into my pieces.”

Picture shows one of Cecile Davidovici’s pieces in her studio in Paris, France, in undated footage. Cecile uses cotton threads and felted wool for her pieces. (@ceciledavidovici/Newsflash)

On how long it takes to complete a single piece, the artist revealed: “It really depends on the piece.

“A small one can take three days and it can last up to three months, full-time.”

On how her passion for textile art developed, Cecile told Newsflash: “I come from a very artistic family. My dad is a composer and my mother was an architect.

“We watched a lot of movies, went to museums, and travelled a lot. Growing up, I wanted to be a filmmaker, so that’s what I studied.

“After my mother passed away a few years ago, I felt I needed a change in my artistic journey.

“It took me some time to realise it, but I was missing the tangible aspect of things. Making art pieces I can actually touch was a game-changer.”

Cecile Davidovici, 35, works on a piece in her studio in Paris, France, in undated footage. Cecile uses cotton threads and felted wool for her pieces. (@ceciledavidovici/Newsflash)

To find out more about the author, editor or agency that supplied this story – please click below.
Story By: Daniel KamberskiSub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash

The Ananova page is created by and dedicated to professional, independent freelance journalists. It is a place for us to showcase our work. When our news is sold to our media partners, we will include the link here.


We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Signup to our Newsletter