The oldest known embroidered canvas comes from Egypt. However, the term “embroidery” appeared at the end of the twelfth century and first involved the decorative motifs adorning clothes. Thereafter, it refers to ornaments sewn on all kinds of fabrics using colored yarn. One of the best known examples of embroidery is most famous “Bayeux Tapestry”, made of colored wool on a linen cloth, which relays the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Much later, different techniques emerged such as “needle-pointing” or “white-on-white” embroidery.
Today we were inspired by the boredpanda.com website to share with you some extraordinary embroidery works!
A series of embroideries on the sea by Ana Tereza Barboza
Embroidered vegetables by Veselka Bulkan
The journey by Teresa Lim
A park in Tokyo, Japan and the National Serpentine park in Perth, Australia
Ha Long Bay, Viêtnam
Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech republic
Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic