“Embroidery” is a Reddit group where the almost 703,000 members of the online “stitchers” community may come together and share their knowledge and expertise on all things related to embroidery whether by hand or machine. That’s not even mentioning the fact that they can show off their incredible works of art to the world!
Although the first known examples of embroidery are from the Scythians (between the 5th and 3rd century BCE), the art form has been practiced for far longer than that. It can be found in the textile art of nearly every culture.
As the artist couple Charles and Elin demonstrated, embroidery can be used to transform the look of anything from shoes and clothing to bags and other accessories. Do you want to put stuff on your walls? Embroidery can help with that as well.
If you’ve never taken up a needle before, you might not realize how enticing embroidery is. You only need a few simple supplies, you don’t need a studio, and there’s not much mess to clean up. Think of how relaxing it would be to see the parts come together, one by one. The meditative and rhythmic actions help you appreciate the now.
The global dissemination of embroidery as a craft is a testament to its universal appeal. Whether in the form of breathtaking paintings or witty cross-stitch on clothing and home goods, embroidery has long played a significant role in the material culture of humans. Some people in today’s society, however, view stitching as an outdated hobby that has no place in today’s fast-paced world. However, this online group is telling us another story.
Have a look at these amazing workpieces and they will obviously make you think to try this.
#1 What’s the best quality embroidery you’ve ever seen? This Cat embroidery is by Hiroko Kubota and the attention to detail is amazing
#2 A wooden object I covered in leaf stitches
#3 I thread painted a Mallard! He will be a patch for someone’s birding bag and is approx 4″
#4 I’ve had so much fun making pendants lately! They’re way better for my attention span 😅
#5 Sweet little paws n’ beans
#6 The roof the roof the roof is on fire
#7 First try at a patch. I’m a total embroidery newbie and it’s far from perfect, but I learned a lot of things and it was fun!
#8 Till Death
#9 thousands of tiny stitches, hundreds of micro knots and plenty of love for this craft resulted on one of the favorite pet portraits I’ve ever done! and I needed to share it with y’all 🥰♥️
#10 I am thrilled with how this 3D lunar moth came out! More info/process in comments!
#11 It took me several months to finish this 8″ pet portrait – I even ombré dyed the fabric myself!
#12 I decided to pick up these jeans again to do some more visible mending. I made quite a bit of progress. I plan to add more, but that is a task for future me.
#13 Novice stitches continued
#14 You all liked my squid patch, now here’s a deep sea anglerfish!!
#15 The Leaning Tower of Cheesa
#16 For my sister. Not perfect, but I like it.
#17 my finished Ren gross up
#18 my first building!
#19 New finished embroidery ❤️
#20 Serval in an oval hoop
#22 A little embroidery a little needle felting
#24 I used 38 colors in my recent embroidery 🌈
#25 Getting ready to frame my fancy owl 🙂
#26 My friend asked me to repair her favorite jacket with some embroidery. The jacket was in a real poor state, but I said yes, and now it’s done! Hopefully now she can love the jacket a few more years!
#27 Bird on a Wire
#29 someone recently called me Bob Floss
#30 First project in 2 years. Is it good enough to give to my friend as a gift?