Embroidery like you’ve never seen it

by ChinaBambi

This article is not about your typical grandmother-style embroidery. No. It’s about pushing the boundaries of what can be done with nothing more than a simple needle and thread.

Often when we hear the term “modern art”, we immediately discount some techniques or even materials. But instead, modern art is about disrupting the traditions and experimenting with them. As these outside-the-box thinkers show below, even something that has been around for millennia can still be used in surprising new ways.

(h/t: demilked)

#1 A 92-year-old Creates A Spectacular Collection Of Embroidered Temari Spheres

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Image source: nanaakua

#2 Embroidered Cat Shirts By Hiroko Kubota

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Image source: Hiroko Kubota

#3 Artist Embroiders On Metallic Objects

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Image source: Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė

#4 Embroidered Vegetables By Veselka Bulkan

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Image source: Veselka Bulkan

#5 Instead Of Taking Photos, Teresa Lim Embroiders Her Travels On-site

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Image source: Teresa Lim

#6 Artist Meredith Woolnough Uses Home Sewing Machine To Capture Nature’s Most Delicate Forms With Embroidery

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Image source: Chloe Giordano

#7 Embroidered Animals By Chloe Giordano

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Image source: Chloe Giordano

#8 Urban Cross Stitch

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Image source: urbanxstitch

#9 Embroidered Portraits By Cayce Zavaglia

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Image source: Cayce Zavaglia

#10 Artist Ana Teresa Barboza Creates Landscape Embroidery Art That Leaps Out Of Its Frames

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Image source: Ana Teresa Barboza

#11 Embroidered Animals By Claire Moynihan

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Image source: Claire Moynihan

#12 Artist Danielle Clough Embroiders On Old Tennis Rackets

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Image source: Danielle Clough

#13 Artist Lauren Spark Recreated Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Using Only Needle And Thread

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Image source: Lauren Spark

#14 Artist James Merry Decorates Sport Logos With Embroidered Flowers

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Image source: James Merry

#15 Toast Embroidery By Judith G. Klausner

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Image source: Judith G. Klausner

#16 Embroidered Leaf Art By Hillary Fayle

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Image source: Hillary Waters Fayle

#17 Artist Chara Embroiders Notebook With Veins, Holograms, And Floral Patterns

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Image source: Chara

#18 Cross-stitched Solar System By Navid Baraty

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Image source: Navid Baraty

#19 Embroidered X-ray Film By Matthew Cox

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Image source: Matthew Cox

#20 Artists Spent Up To 100 Hours Embroidering Paint On Clothing

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Image source: Lisa Smirnova

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