CULTURE & ARTS
03/30/2017 10:31 am ET

14 Stunning Embroidery Instagrams That'll Make You Fall Thread Over Heels

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Anyone who’s stepped into crafting circles on the internet knows embroidery is beyond cool — but did you know that simple fabric and thread can be elevated to high art? Artists are taking vibrant colors and hand-stitching groovy plant scenes, fantastical landscapes and unique portraits that are both playful and precise. 

Our thread obsession has led us to feminist embroidered artwork, quippy catchphrases, and even lady-power takes on Arthur memes — and now we’ve compiled the eye-catching work of 14 artists from all over the world to admire and support.  

Kelly Ryan, Albany, New York

he's a big guy! 🌷

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hi! 🎈

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Jess de Wahls, United Kingdom

Anastasia Zhenunk, Russia

🖤 #howtodraw #dailysketchbook #embroideryart #embroidery #illustration

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lost lovers #illustration #embroideryart #embroidery #lovers

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Tessa Perlow, Asbury Park, New Jersey

Jade succulent in a terra cotta pot

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Jessica So Ren Tang, San Francisco, California

 Trini Guzmán, Chile

Becoming a butterfly 🐛🐛🐛🐛 #MariposaJacket

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Sophie, Vancouver, Canada

Early morning stitching

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Shea Alexa Goitia, Virginia

 

Munira Alimukhamedova, Kazakhstan

Experimenting with monochrome textures ⚫ #allblackeverything #moqmoqembroidery

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Working process #moqmoqembroidery

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Patricia Larocque, France

 Stephanie Kelly Clark, Salt Lake City, Utah

Why does embroidery take so long???

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A fun long awaited commission for @goodeyegallery :) her yard is a dream!!

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 Anastacia, Portland, Oregon

Michelle Anais Beaulieu-Morgan, New Haven, Connecticut

Eun-jeong Lee, Korea

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