If you’re not familiar with what embroidery is, it’s the art of decorating fabric using a needle to apply yarn or thread. It’s an ancient technique, with some examples dating back to the 5th–3rd century BC, and is still used to this day to create everything from the logo on your hat to amazing pieces of art that are worthy of a spot in a gallery.
A subreddit called r/Embroidery serves as an online gallery for such creative masterpieces. Scroll below to check out some of the most incredible stuff posted in this online community.
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#1 So. Many. French. Knots
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#2 I’m A Phd Student Studying Soil Fertility. Had To Deck Out My New Lab Coat. Please With The Results
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#3 Stitched My Great-Grandparents
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#4 My Most Recent Thread Painting “You Were My Sunflower…”
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#5 Not My Work But Too Cool Not To Share- Embroidered Snow Steps By Narumi Takada (Nrm_takada On Ig)
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#6 Flowers On Converse
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#7 Kingfisher Hand Embroidery. Thank You For All Your Loves On My Works
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#8 Watercolor Is Hard!
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#9 My Latest Hand Embroidered Piece: Apantesis Incorrupta/Moth
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#10 Kind Of A Silly Themed Piece For A Family Member’s Graduation From A Forensic Science Program – Hope She Likes It! My First Time Doing Text And First Time Framing Embroidery Using The Lacing Method…
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#11 My First Double Hoop And By Far Most Elaborate Project! This Is A Wedding Gift For My Artsy Friends Based On A Photograph. The Cutest Part Is That The Little Lights Actually Turn On!
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#12 What Doesn’t Kill You
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#13 Kiwi Anatomy 100% Legit
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#14 My New Embroidery! I Like This Pink Piece
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#15 Another Wedding Gift, This Time For A Close Cousin
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#16 One If My Embroidery, 2019 Year
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#17 Been Inspired By My Recent Walks To Recreate Some Moss And Lichen. Embroidery Mixed With Some Tiny Crochet
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#18 Update – Finished My Collar For My Traditional Bunad . It Wasn’t Easy
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#19 My Collection So Far!
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#20 Mushroom Ring Sleeve Cuff I Made For My Jacket
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#21 A Year Of Work, And Now A Custom Frame For Sonder Andesite
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#22 My Embroidered Entomology Collection Is Getting Bigger!
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#23 Koi Float
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#24 I’ve Had A Box Of Old Skeleton Keys In My House For Years But Never Knew What To Do With Them Until A Few Days Ago When Inspiration Struck! Please Enjoy This Little Winged Key
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#25 Just Finished This Cedar Waxwing! Took Around 50 Hrs Over The Course Of A Month And Over 45 Colors Of Thread
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#26 Finally It’s Done And My Cat Just Wants To Bite It. Still Thinking Whether To Add Whiskers!
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#27 All The Cephalopods Just Hanging Out
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#28 My Grandma Recently Passed Away And My Family Had To Sell Her House, So I Stitched It For My Mom
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#29 Studio Ghibli Series! Featuring My Neighbor Totoro, Castle In The Sky, And Grave Of The Fireflies
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#30 I Won First Prize At The Fair This Weekend For My Cross Stitch!
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