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56 Embroidered Artworks

From Needlepoint SMS to Embroidered Portraits

— August 27, 2012 — Art & Design
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.
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Time Lapse Embroidery Videos
Time Lapse Embroidery Videos
The 'How Did You Make This' Hand Stitched Fox Clip is Enthralling
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Hair Embroidery Portraiture
Hair Embroidery Portraiture
Carlos Franklin Uses People's Locks as a Threadlike Art Medium
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Hand-Stitched Tapestry Timepieces
Hand-Stitched Tapestry Timepieces
Martin Margiela Embroidered Clock Updates Grandma's Needlework
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Stitched Subway Systems
Stitched Subway Systems
Tomofumi Yoshida Sews a Public Transit Map into an Arduino Mega Shield
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Embroidered Literary Covers
Embroidered Literary Covers
The Penguin Threads Deluxe Classics Series is Cozy
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Stitched Breakfast Meals
Stitched Breakfast Meals
The Cereal Sampler Series Shows Judith G. Klausner Playing With Her Food
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Embroidered Motivational Posters
Embroidered Motivational Posters
Stephanie Hirsch Makes Positive Prints to Lift Spirits
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Embroidered Book Covers
Embroidered Book Covers
These Jillian Tamaki Penguin Classics Covers are Colorfully Unique
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Embroidered Emblem Pendants
Embroidered Emblem Pendants
Etsy User 'Il Gatto Selvatico' Designs Crafty Patriotic Jewelry
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Embroidered Headshots
Embroidered Headshots
The Portrait Project by Evelin Kasikov is Vibrantly Composed
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Colorfully Stitched Confections
Colorfully Stitched Confections
Clockwork Lemon's Embroidery Cake is Crafty and Cute
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Embroidered Yetis
Embroidered Yetis
Megan Whitmarsh Brings Embroidered Fantasy to Life
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Fun Faceless Photographs
Fun Faceless Photographs
Julie Cockburn Portraits are Colorfully Quirky
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Stitched News Headlines
Stitched News Headlines
Sewnews by Lauren DiCiocci Reinterprets Newspapers via Embroidery
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Inedible Stitched Spreads
Inedible Stitched Spreads
Judith G. Klausner's Toast Embroidery is Realistic
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Label-Mocking Polos
Label-Mocking Polos
A CollegePolos Collared Shirt is the Frat Boy's Ralph Lauren
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Embroidered Anatomies
Embroidered Anatomies
Mary Yeager's Detailed Merit Badges For Gallery Hanahou
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Remanufactured Art
Remanufactured Art
Shifting Crap to Crafts
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Embroidered Vintage Dancer Photographs
Embroidered Vintage Dancer Photographs
Artist Jose Romussi Re-Evokes Frozen Movements with Energy
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Street Map Quilts
Street Map Quilts
Stitched Soft-Maps Turn City Streets to Warm Sleep
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Modern Madonna Art
Modern Madonna Art
Artist Francesco Vezzoli Modernizes the Virgin Mary
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Trippy Printed Textile Looks
Trippy Printed Textile Looks
The Anna Duthie Graduate 2012 Collection is Patterned Perfection
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Embroidered Urban Maps
Embroidered Urban Maps
Liz Kueneke Lets Crafters Stitch Details of Their Community
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Realistic Embroidered Portraits
Realistic Embroidered Portraits
Cayce Zavaglia Uses a Technique She Dubs 'Modern Pointillism'
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Vintage Wrap Wall Art
Vintage Wrap Wall Art
The 'You Sentimental Idiot' DIY Scarf Display Turns Scarves into Decor
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Stunning Stitched Snapshots
Stunning Stitched Snapshots
These Embroidered Images by Jazmin Berakha are Divinely Detailed
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Battling Embroidered Characters
Battling Embroidered Characters
This MaricorMaricar Embroidery Work is Excitingly Eccentric
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Colorful Fabric Creatures
Colorful Fabric Creatures
Sanctuary by Louise Saxton Reinterprets Traditional Domestic Artforms
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Crafty Coif Accessories
Crafty Coif Accessories
These Embroidered Barrettes are Perfect for Little Girls and Hipsters
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Facial Thread Spreads
Facial Thread Spreads
The Dazed and Confused Embroidery Series is "Sew" Surreal
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Rap-Themed Cross-Stitchings
Rap-Themed Cross-Stitchings
The Dave Lieske Artworks Bring Hip Hop to Grandma's House
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Eerily Embroidered Portraits
Eerily Embroidered Portraits
The Jessica Wohl 'Sewn Drawings' are Spooky Stitched Snaps
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Urinal Confessions as Art
Urinal Confessions as Art
Toilet Graffiti Embroideries
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Childlike Embroidered Cushions
Childlike Embroidered Cushions
The De La Espada Pillows are Inspired by Ukrainian Folk Costumes
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Photo Embroidery
Photo Embroidery
Maurizio Anzeri Twists Vintages Photographs to Modern Art
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Embroidered Stationery
Embroidered Stationery
Vintage Writing Paper by DearDesire Adds Texture to Lined Paper
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Scandalous Tabloid Embroidery
Scandalous Tabloid Embroidery
Needlepoint Newspaper Covers
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Embroidered Portraits
Embroidered Portraits
Daniel Kornrumpf Takes Needlework to Another Level
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Oddly Embroidered Portraits
Oddly Embroidered Portraits
These Vintage Photographs Get a Burst of Color from Stacey Page
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Rad Dad Stitch Gifts
Rad Dad Stitch Gifts
Stephen Campbell Stitches Hip Embroidery That Every Father Will Appreciate
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Geeky Cross-Stitch
Geeky Cross-Stitch
The DOS Cushion
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Embroidered Hipster Portraiture
Embroidered Hipster Portraiture
The Izziyana Suhaimi Artwork is Sew Adorable
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Undead Embroidery
Undead Embroidery
Aubrey Longley-Cook Creates Incredible Needlepoint Artwork
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Delicate Embroidered Drawings
Delicate Embroidered Drawings
Peter Crawley's Stitched Illustrations Meld Old with New
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Embroidered Bread
Embroidered Bread
Wonder Bread Embroidery Gets the Van Gogh Treatment
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Sassy Sacrilegious Stitchings
Sassy Sacrilegious Stitchings
Stephanie Tillman's 'What Party' Embroideries Bring the Attitude
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Wholesome Vintage Stitchings
Wholesome Vintage Stitchings
Sarah Walton Art is Sew Cute
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Needlepoint SMS
Needlepoint SMS
‘Embroidered Text Messages'
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Contemporary Cross-Stitching
Contemporary Cross-Stitching
Evelin Kasikov Reinvents Embroidery One Stitch at a Time
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Hilarious Hangable Embroidery
Hilarious Hangable Embroidery
These Bombastitch Cross Stitch Creations Will Have You in Stitches
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DIY Threaded Ombre Jewelry
DIY Threaded Ombre Jewelry
The 'Oh the Lovely Things' Tassel Necklace is Very Stylish
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Rapper-Ready Embroidery
Rapper-Ready Embroidery
The Etsy 'Steotch' Retailer Creates Pop Culture Crochets
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Neat Knit Norwegian Dolls
Neat Knit Norwegian Dolls
Scandinavian Home Decor Crafts By Ravenhill
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Embroidered Icon Art
Embroidered Icon Art
WeeLittleStitches Brings Geek Art to Cross Stitching
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Confrontational Cross Stitching
Confrontational Cross Stitching
Bridget Franckowiak's Embroidery is Crass and Funny
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Brutally Blunt Embroidery
Brutally Blunt Embroidery
Crafty Cauchy09 Puts You in Stitches With Her Honest Embroidery
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