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New Intricately Detailed Tiny Animal Embroideries Made With Meticulous Stitching

Meticulously-Stitched Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

Embroidery artist Chloe Giordano crafts stunningly sewn hoop art at an impossibly small scale. After first marveling at her embroidered animals last year, she’s back with even more meticulously stitched woodland creatures. Some of them are no larger than a thimble.

Using subtle color changes and countless passes of the satin stitch, Giordano mimics the look of fur on hopping rabbits, sleepy squirrels, and scurrying mice. While embroidered animals continue to be the main focus of her work, she has recently branched out with her subject matter. Some of her newest pieces include architecture and typography. They're handled in the same way as her animals—with an incredible attention to detail. Often, these stitches are bundled together so closely that they more resemble a smooth stroke of paint. It's only when you get close do you see the tiny, well-placed threads.

If you’re a beginning embroiderer or just curious about how Giordano creates her work, you’re in luck. She’s forthcoming with her process and regularly answers questions on Tumblr. But if this isn’t something you want to try at home, Giordano also sells some of her embroideries on Etsy.

Chloe Giordano sews realistic-looking embroidered animals at an impossibly small scale.

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All images via Chloe Giordano.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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