Richmond-based artist Hillary Waters Fayle merges her passions for nature and textile design in her ongoing embroidery project. She stitches geometric and abstract designs onto found leaves, creating a connection between people and nature. These delicate creations shine a spotlight on materials that often go unnoticed and underappreciated. Fayle hand-stitches various motifs and patterns onto their surface, showcasing the resilience of natural fibers.
There are endless creative possibilities with embroidery—it's not just a needle and thread.
Many people are drawn to the ocean for its vast beauty.
Stunning environments come alive in the lush embroidery of Erika Tu'avo. The Utah-based artist stitches layers of colorful thread to create compositions full of depth and mesmerizing texture. From fluffy clouds to thick fields of grass to swirling tornadoes, all of her designs are so vivid, that they appear to pop out of the hoop. Tu'avo picked up hand embroidery three years ago.
Sometimes, embroidery is the vehicle of a larger artistic message.
Poland-based artist Paulina Bartnik—better known as Embirdery—makes it easy for animal lovers to hold their favorite bird in their hand.
There's more than one way to grow a vegetable garden. Japanese artist @konekono_kitsune cultivates their own fresh produce using a needle and thread. From turnips to snap peas to bell peppers, their embroidery art is lush enough to fill a cornucopia. All of these hand-stitched veggies are rendered with three-dimensional texture so that they better resemble their real-life counterparts. @konekono_kitsune shows off their accuracy by photographing every finished piece over their inspiration.
Artist Aidan Charpentier carries his love of cartoons off the screen and translates them into charming hoop art.
A needle and thread do well depicting the anatomy of the human body.
It may look like birds have landed on Beth Carroll‘s embroidery hoops, but they are actually hand-stitched creations. The Australian-born and Ireland-based artist captures different species of colorful birds the moment they have landed for rest. She makes these depictions all the more captivating by embroidering a tail that extends past the hoop's border. A lifelong lover of birds, Carroll turned to them as a creative muse when the COVID-19 pandemic started.
Embroidery artist Sew Beautiful shows the beauty of forests through their trees.
Romantic tapestries find new life in the delicately stitched creations of Larysa Bernhardt.