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The origins of embroidery can be traced back to the Warring States period in China (500-300BC) and to Sweden's Migration period (300-700AD), and some would argue that it hasn't changed much over the centuries:

20 Artists Who Took Embroidery To The Next Level

Peruvian embroiderer and artist Ana Teresa Barboza creates embroidered natural landscapes that spill out of of their wooden frames, using threads of various size, color and length to invade our world

Contemporary embroidery | hoop art | Sarah K. Benning

Beautiful Embroidery Hoop Art by Sarah K. Benning

Sarah K. Benning creates beautiful embroidery hoop art that revolve around people, plants, and interior spaces that make you say, "I want to go there.

Van Gogh's The Starry Night embroidered. What amazing detail! #embroidery #art

Artist Beautifully Reimagines Van Gogh's "Starry Night" in Detailed Embroidery

Holy crap I thought this was all pen and pencil!! ITS THREAD AND FABRIC!! I love people!! Great Work these homes definitely give me the feeling I have at the beach!

stephanie k. clark (The Jealous Curator)

embroidered dwellings by American artist Stephanie K. Clark - seen on The Jealous Curator /// curated contemporary art /// stephanie k.

Fish embroidery on tulle // hoop art // optical illusion embroidery

Fish Embroidery on Tulle Turns an Embroidery Hoop into a Fishbowl

I wouldn't do fish, but this is a cool concept for embroidery Fish embroidery on tulle // hoop art // optical illusion embroidery

Hand Embroidery Stitches | ... embroidery, art, craft, sewing and embroidery workshops, supplies

by Fiona King of Strawberry Seahorse Designs - "Hand embroidery. Using just two simple stitches on Hessian, with threads and yarns of varying thicknesses and a large eyed needle to create a pleasing design.

The craft of embroidery is known for having remained largely unchanged since its ancient origins, but even this ancient handicraft has room for innovation. Peruvian embroiderer and artist Ana Teresa Barboza creates embroidered natural landscapes that spill out of of their wooden frames, using threads of various size, color and length to invade our world.

Artist Creates Landscape Embroidery Art That Leaps Out Of Its Frames

Peruvian embroiderer and artist Ana Teresa Barboza creates embroidered natural landscapes that spill out of of their wooden frames, using threads of various size, color and length to invade our world.

Embroidered Landscapes and Plants by Ana Teresa Barboza

Embroidery Art by Ana Teresa Barboza

Embroidered Landscapes by Ana Teresa Barboza Using embroidery, yarn, and and wool artist Ana Teresa Barboza creates landscapes and other imagery that exists in the space between tapestry and.

Russian illustrator and embroiderer Lisa Smirnova has created a dynamic portrait of a tattooed man with an Impressionistic feel to it.

Lisa Smirnova's Embroidered Portrait in an Impressionist Style

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I like embroidery and crafty things which have an ethereal quality to them or with some sort of narrative.

Vibrant, joyful, and oh so painstaking all at the same time! This is the work of Sydney based artist Liz Payne. I found her work on Instagram, which is where most of the work above comes from. Her fin

liz payne (The Jealous Curator)