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.

textile poetry by Maria Wigley all rights reserved - embroidery , Textile Art

TRANSPARENCY textile poetry by Maria Wigley all rights reserved - embroidery , Textile Art

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

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

Embroidered Landscapes and Plants by Ana Teresa Barboza

Embroidered Landscapes and Plants 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.

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.

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DESIGNER INSPIRATION – My soul is fed by needle and thread – anon

Intimate Embroidered Portraits by Danielle Clough

Intimate Embroidered Portraits by Danielle Clough (Cool Art Portraits)

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Behind the scenes with Tessa Perlow and her embroidery. How she takes secondhand clothes and turns them into artworks.

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

Drawing with embroidery... i may have to do a painting with string lesson next semester...

Embroidery - Thread sketches by Andrea Farina. Ideas for sewing figures on sewing machine

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