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
Jess de Wahls, United Kingdom
Anastasia Zhenunk, Russia
Tessa Perlow, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Jessica So Ren Tang, San Francisco, California
Trini Guzmán, Chile
Sophie, Vancouver, Canada
Shea Alexa Goitia, Virginia
Munira Alimukhamedova, Kazakhstan
Patricia Larocque, France
Stephanie Kelly Clark, Salt Lake City, Utah
Anastacia, Portland, Oregon
Michelle Anais Beaulieu-Morgan, New Haven, Connecticut
Eun-jeong Lee, Korea
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