Anyone who says “I am not creative” is wrong. Obviously, we all have a creative sense, it is just a matter of honing it to a specific aspect. Giving life to something original that you have created yourself is so rewarding. Fulfilling this is one of the most satisfying feelings you can have in life. Such is the case with embroidery, which is an art game played with a needle and threads. In fact, every culture has some form of it in their textile art history. While embroidery is practiced across the world, its origin stems from China and the Near East.
Until now, embroidery has played a role in decorating and enhancing the beauty of the fabric. It remains one of the top methods of logo apparel decoration for a number of reasons. For instance, keeping your hands busy and engaged in your embroidery keeps your thoughts focused on the enjoyment, beauty and satisfaction of the task at hand. All problems are thus left behind in this realm of peace and calm – it get us through the tough times in life. Additionally, the deeper you progress with your embroidery, the more it challenges you because it provides a sense that there is always more to be discovered.
For this reason, the subreddit r/Embroidery contains various works of embroidery. With 430K members, this online community unites all enthusiasts of the trade who want to exchange tips, strategies, resources, ideas, and to show off their greatest works, of course. So, check out the gallery below.Furthermore, don’t forget to upvote your favorites!
#1 Kingfisher hand embroidery.
#2 I attempted to capture the look of a black and white photograph. I hope you like it…
#3 I did this little bearded dragon for my sister’s birthday, she is a mama to the most amazing bearded dragon I know ❤
#4 NOLA living.
#5 You’re for equal rights for everyone? Nice, then you are a feminist. Short and simple. So hope you like my new design!
#6 I made a little sunflower and bee on my bucket hat!
#7 One of my all time favorite pieces, stitched for a friend to help promote growth and change. I really enjoyed designing and stitching this as it was so personal to her journey and our friendship. Anyone else have pieces that stand out in their memory like this?
#8 Been feeling a bit discouraged after seeing all the beautiful embroidery on this sub. It’s hard not to compare! A little WandaVision hoop I made a little while ago. Any critique welcome!
#9 Embroidered brown hedgehog
#10 Stewie and Rupert on a four inch hoop
#11 My second embroidery finally finished!
#12 First shot at turning embroidery photos into stickers. Any tips or advice?
#13 My finished and backed pieces!
#14 My first hand embroidery. A fox.
#15 I’ve wanted to embroider shirts forever now and I’m finally doing it!🐸
#16 Embroidered a simple version of Girl with a Pearl Earring painting (:
#17 Made this for my husband!
#18 WIP – “I’m just a simple Hyperchicken from a backwoods asteroid”. This guy actually has two suits, one brown, one cream, which should I go with when I’m colouring him in?
#19 WIP of a derpy fox
#20 Haven’t shared in a while, so here’s a couple hoops I’ve enjoyed making:)
#21 [Self] Citrus flavoured T-Rex buddy, an earlier creation I designed, made with Ecofelt
#22 1 sunflower sleeve out of 2, took a whole week and i dunno how i feel about my work.
#23 Made this one for my BIL’s Birthday. I hope he likes it. Pattern from TheCraftKit
#24 Guess the icon…
#25 First three projects as a beginner! I picked up embroidery after a difficult first year at university 🙂
#26 A Purkinje cell, inspired by the drawings of Ramon Y Cajal
#27 Vegeta!! This is my second embroidery project. I’ve cross stitched for years but I’m really proud of this one.
#28 Kyōjurō Rengoku Fire pillar from Demon slayer
#29 My favourite moomin!
#30 The back of my denim jacket🌸🌺
#31 I just finished my Peaky Blinders Longsleeve. I’m pretty proud of the back as well!
#32 Finished these little guys, don’t know whether to make them into magnets or key chains.
#33 Did different type of embroidery —Velvet flower, which is Intangible Cultural Heritage In jiangsu province, not same as traditional sewing, you don’t need needles, or basic fabric. Anybody known it ?
#34 Not really the right season for The Snowman but I finally got round to finishing this project 🙂 finished with pearls, mother of Pearl beads & glitter glaze on the snowman (you can’t really see the glitter on photos! 🙁
There’s a thin line between inspiration and full-on copying. Although music and movies are two of the most well-known forms of entertainment that suffer the most from copyright infringement, plagiarism is not so uncommon in the art world as well.
Recently, a famous photographer Jingna Zhang, better known as “zemotion,” suffered copyright infringement and posted about it on Twitter. The woman posted a tweet saying that some artist ripped off her photograph from a cover shoot for Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam to make his oil pointing. The unoriginal painting also won a cash prize and was exhibited at Luxembourg’s Strassen Stroossen Culture Center.
The photographer posted a series of tweets explaining the entire situation. The oil painting by artist Jeff Dieschburg is almost identical to zemotion’s photograph. In addition, it appears that it was not the first time artist full-on plagiarised someone’s work. Below you’ll find the series of tweets that Jingna Zhang has posted and some spot-on reactions from Twitter users.