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47 Atypical Embroidery Artworks

From Tiny Embroidered Animals to Sensual Hand-Stitched Portraits

— September 5, 2014 — Art & Design
Traditional art forms are slowly being reimagined by millenials in unexpected and often entertaining ways; enter this collection of atypical embroidery artworks. Not made for grandmothers, the subject matter of these embroidery artworks range from creative applications to erotic depictions and everything in between. Although this might be what's on the mind of younger generations, there is a sense of pushing boundaries to create something new out of the old.

The one thing that is common throughout all of these unique embroidery artworks is the beauty of intricacy. The use of colorful threads brings a detail to photos, cloth and more that is virtually absent with other mediums. Not only can artists focus on the small things, they can also introduce a texture to their embroidery artworks that is singular to this style.
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Inspirational Shark Week Emblems
Inspirational Shark Week Emblems
Etsy's Stitch Culture Shop Creates Hand-Embroidered Art Pieces
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Modular Animal Tapestries
Modular Animal Tapestries
The Wool Noc Kupaly Draperies are Geometrically Colorful
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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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Artsy African Patches
Artsy African Patches
P.S. - I Made This Embroidered Patches are Available From Indego Africa
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Embroidered Mugshot Art
Embroidered Mugshot Art
Artist Joanne Arnett Turns Criminal Portraits into Artworks
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Abstract Embroidered Artwork
Abstract Embroidered Artwork
Defne Tesal's Woven Lanscapes Capture Natural Views
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Sublime Embroidered Artworks
Sublime Embroidered Artworks
Sophia Narrett Creates Vibrantly Organic Scenes
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Palm-Embroidered Portraits
Palm-Embroidered Portraits
Artist Illustrates Loved Ones as Skin-Deep Stitches in A Flor de Piel
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Embroidered Butterfly Sculptures
Embroidered Butterfly Sculptures
Yumi Okita Creates These Insect Wall Art Pieces from Thread
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Stitched Creature Creations
Stitched Creature Creations
The Karen Nicol Conversation Pieces Series is Intricately Crafted
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Architectural Needlepoint Artworks
Architectural Needlepoint Artworks
These Embroidered Dwellings by Stephanie K Clark are Intricate
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Embroidered Headshots
Embroidered Headshots
The Portrait Project by Evelin Kasikov is Vibrantly Composed
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Lifelike Butterfly Sculptures
Lifelike Butterfly Sculptures
Artist Yumi Okita are Made Out of Colorfully Embroidered Textiles
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Wine-Stained Embroidered Artworks
Wine-Stained Embroidered Artworks
Amelia Harnas Explores a Variety of Personalities & Expressions
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Ghost-Like Heirloom Photography
Ghost-Like Heirloom Photography
The Human Remains Image Series by Michelle Carlson is Historic
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Typographic Carnivore Embroideries
Typographic Carnivore Embroideries
Ali Lander-Shindler's Food Typography is Cleverly Embroidered
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Colorfully Stitched Confections
Colorfully Stitched Confections
Clockwork Lemon's Embroidery Cake is Crafty and Cute
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Pensive Needlepoint Portraits
Pensive Needlepoint Portraits
Nike Schroeder Embroiders Images with Intricacy
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Embroidered Metallic Manuscripts
Embroidered Metallic Manuscripts
Kazuhito Takadoi's Oriental Art Features Striking Stitchwork
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Stitched News Headlines
Stitched News Headlines
Sewnews by Lauren DiCiocci Reinterprets Newspapers via Embroidery
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Unraveling Landscape Tapestries
Unraveling Landscape Tapestries
Artist Ana Teresa Barboza Tells Stories Through Her Tapestries
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Embroidered Psychedelic Laser Art
Embroidered Psychedelic Laser Art
Morimoto Shoots Vibrant Laser Beams From Artwork
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Pop Culture Embroidered Artworks
Pop Culture Embroidered Artworks
Stitch You Up by YT Sumner is Inspired by the '80s and '90s
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Inedible Stitched Spreads
Inedible Stitched Spreads
Judith G. Klausner's Toast Embroidery is Realistic
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Embroidered Anatomy Art
Embroidered Anatomy Art
Megan Canning Colorfully Stitches the Human Body
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Embroidered Anatomies
Embroidered Anatomies
Mary Yeager's Detailed Merit Badges For Gallery Hanahou
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Photorealistic Embroideries
Photorealistic Embroideries
Jill Draper Creates Picturesque Needlepoint Art
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Threaded Nail Portraits
Threaded Nail Portraits
L-able Creates Incredibly Intricate Works of Art
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Whimsical Embroidered Photography
Whimsical Embroidered Photography
Melissa Zexter Spins Depth into Her Mixed Medium Photography
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Wildly Sensual Embroidery
Wildly Sensual Embroidery
Tim Moore's Nude Lumberjack Art is Both Shocking and Comical
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Organic Embroidered Artwork
Organic Embroidered Artwork
This New Fiber Art from Emily Barletta is Delicately Beautiful
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Custom Denim Embroidery Events
Custom Denim Embroidery Events
The Levi's x Clea Lala Collab Features Personal Embroidered Denim
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Eerily Embroidered Portraits
Eerily Embroidered Portraits
The Jessica Wohl 'Sewn Drawings' are Spooky Stitched Snaps
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Erotic Embroidery (UPDATE)
Erotic Embroidery (UPDATE)
Artist Alaina Varrone's Work Would Shock Grandmothers
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Elegant Embroidered Portraits
Elegant Embroidered Portraits
Artist Jose Romussi Creates Abstract Art with Sleek Stitching
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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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Flesh Embroidery Art
Flesh Embroidery Art
This Extreme Installation Art Work by Eliza Bennett Will Blow Your Mind
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Embroidered Hipster Portraiture
Embroidered Hipster Portraiture
The Izziyana Suhaimi Artwork is Sew Adorable
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Hairy Cross-Stitched Ornaments
Hairy Cross-Stitched Ornaments
Zaira Pulido Uses Human Hair to Embroider Her Friends
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Embroidered Bread
Embroidered Bread
Wonder Bread Embroidery Gets the Van Gogh Treatment
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Stitched Splatter Paintings
Stitched Splatter Paintings
Nava Lubelski Infuses Her Watercolors with Embroidery Art Design
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Graphically Violent Embroidery
Graphically Violent Embroidery
Alaina Varrone's Feminist Artwork is Both Bloody and Sensual
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Curated Stitched Photography
Curated Stitched Photography
Robert Mann Gallery's The Embroidered Image is a Surreal Exhibit
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Stitched Skin Artworks
Stitched Skin Artworks
'A Woman's Work is Never Done' Symbolizes Wear and Tear From Daily Tasks
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Rapper-Ready Embroidery
Rapper-Ready Embroidery
The Etsy 'Steotch' Retailer Creates Pop Culture Crochets
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Unorthodox Embroidered Artworks
Unorthodox Embroidered Artworks
Artist Ana Teresa Barboza Crafts Provocatively Dark Depictions
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Tiny Embroidered Animals
Tiny Embroidered Animals
Illustrator Chloe Giordanoby Creates Adorable Artworks
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