From Needlepoint SMS to Embroidered Portraits

By: Romina S. Cortellucci - Published:
These contemporary embroidered artworks will surprise many viewers. Modern-day artists are truly taking the craft of cross-stitching fabric onto new plains of creation very unlike the traditional imaginations of sewing. One of the main techniques used in modern needlepoint is crafting oddly embroidered portraits by taking vintage photographs and stitching atop them. This mixing of mediums to make photo embroidery creates imaginative and unexpected outcomes.

Another commonality within today's cross stitch is to use contemporary pop culture characters. Examples include Ghostbusters, The Princess Bride, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Scooby Doo and the Big Bang Theory. Some of these contemporary embroidered artworks are so funny they will have you in stitches. Whether sassy sacrilegious sayings or rap-themed cross stitchings, these pieces are definitely not your grandmother's needlepoint.