The origins of embroidery can be traced back to the Warring States period in China (500-300BC) and to Sweden's Migration period (300-700AD), and some would argue that it hasn't changed much over the centuries:

20 Artists Who Took Embroidery To The Next Level

The origins of embroidery can be traced back to the Warring States period in China (500-300BC) and to Sweden's Migration period (300-700AD), and some would argue that it hasn't changed much over the centuries:

Contemporary embroidery | hoop art | Sarah K. Benning

Beautiful Embroidery Hoop Art by Sarah K. Benning

Contemporary embroidery | hoop art | Sarah K. Benning

Holy crap I thought this was all pen and pencil!! ITS THREAD AND FABRIC!! I love people!! Great Work these homes definitely give me the feeling I have at the beach!

stephanie k. clark (The Jealous Curator)

Holy crap I thought this was all pen and pencil!! ITS THREAD AND FABRIC!! I love people!! Great Work these homes definitely give me the feeling I have at the beach!

Check out the incredible work of Julie Sarloutte -- her stitched portraits are such beautiful examples of drawing with textiles.

Check out the incredible work of Julie Sarloutte -- her stitched portraits are such beautiful examples of drawing with textiles.

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