November 25, 2022

Breathtaking Vistas Come Alive in Vivid Thread-Painted Embroidery Art

From palm tree-dotted beaches to peaceful green meadows, Cassandra Dias journeys to beautiful destinations through her embroidery practice. Since 2020, the California-based artist has channeled her love for traveling and natural vistas—fueled by the coronavirus pandemic—into immersive hand-stitched creations. At a distance, it is hard to tell that these artworks are made with a needle and thread.

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September 12, 2022

Embroidered “Cakes” Look Just as Moist and Sweet as the Real Thing

Have you ever seen embroidery that could make your mouth water? Artist Heather Ríos creates incredible mixed-media embroidery pieces that look like sweet treats. Scrolling through her Instagram will make you feel like you’re walking through a bakery and it may even evoke sweet smells and tastes. Ríos uses various embroidery techniques—including punch needle embroidery—along with Sculpey clay and acrylic paint to create a vast array of amazing faux treats.

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July 13, 2022

Artist Transforms Satellite Images of the Ocean Into Stunning Embroidery Art

Many people are drawn to the ocean for its vast beauty. And while most creatives capture beaches and seascapes, few immortalize its appearance from far above. That is why the art of Canada-based artist Danielle stands out. Known best by her Instagram account name, Satellite Stitches, she creates mesmerizing hand embroidery based on satellite images of Earth's oceans. Each of her blue-green pieces translates rarely seen views of large bodies of water into textured illustrations.

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June 12, 2022

Embroidered Bird Brooches Use Thread Like Paint To Recreate Our Feathered Friends

Poland-based artist Paulina Bartnik—better known as Embirdery—makes it easy for animal lovers to hold their favorite bird in their hand. She creates exquisite embroidered portraits of feathered creatures in the form of wearable brooches. Each of these carefully rendered creations is made with numerous layers of different-colored thread in combinations of short and long stitches.

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