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:
Hand Embroidery Stitches | ... embroidery, art, craft, sewing and embroidery workshops, supplies
Izziyana Suhaimi, Reaching for Equilibium
Craft Blog UK: The stunning embroidery art of Andrea Farina - guaranteed to make you say WOW!
full of color and texture—while also mimicking the look of a sketch. - try with a bird or flower maybe.
Appetising embroidery art that has crafted vegetables dangling from the canvas | Creative Boom
textile poetry by Maria Wigley all rights reserved - embroidery , Textile Art
Julie Sarloutte, embroidery portrait.
The Jealous Curator /// curated contemporary art /// “painting with thread”
Love the vintage postcard/geometric embroidery mixed media work of Seattle based artist Shaun Kardinal.