Embroidery is a craft with ancient origins, dating back to early cultures across the globe. By using a needle, thread or yarn is sewn on to a base material or fabric to create a pattern. Today, embroidery continues to be a popular craft and is often featured on clothing and decorative housewares. Learning how to embroider is fairly simple, but true mastery can take years and an untold amount of patience, not to mention pricked fingers.
Embroidery is an art form that has always caught my eye and imagination. I have always admired its product from afar and even attempted it a few times in my work. Here is a collection of uniquely embroidered beauties from various shops on Etsy.
Order from top to bottom: lovelyduck, sewsweetstitches, beedeebabee, designedbyjane, erraticneedle, erraticneedle, thefuzzymonkey, theboxofbirdsshop, kamimono, and the last picture is from skippingstones.