December 6, 2021

Miniature Embroidered Landscapes Look like Tiny Doll House Paintings

While some artists love to express themselves on large-scale canvases, others prefer the meticulous process of creating miniature art. Mexico-based artist Carolina Torres uses a needle and thread to craft tiny landscape embroidery designs that feature a surprising amount of detail. From mountainscapes to meadows, each colorful, hand-stitched scene is displayed inside miniature ornate frames that look like they belong in a doll house.

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October 18, 2021

Embroidery Artist Uses Dried Leaves as an Unconventional Canvas for Exquisite Bird Portraits

Spanish artist Laura Dalla Vecchia knows that you don't need precious materials to make amazing works of art. In fact, to find what she'll use in her artwork, she simply looks to the ground. Her ongoing series of hand-embroidered birds showcases a variety of different species that are stitched directly onto dried leaves. From orange-beaked toucans to florescent green parrots and ruby-throated hummingbirds, she manages to render each feathered creature with incredible accuracy.

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September 23, 2021

Learn How to Cross-Stitch and Create Your Own Embroidered Pixel Designs

Think of embroidery as a big umbrella. Underneath that umbrella is myriad techniques and types of stitching that each has its own distinct look—all while involving a needle and thread. Cross-stitch is a facet of embroidery that is one of the most popular approaches around. In fact, you’ve probably seen it without even realizing it; a cross-stitch has a pixel-like appearance and resembles a little “x” on fabric.

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