The origins of embroidery can be traced back to the Warring States period in China (500-300BC) and to Sweden's Migration period (300-700AD), and some would argue that it hasn't changed much over the centuries:

20 Artists Who Took Embroidery To The Next Level

Peruvian embroiderer and artist Ana Teresa Barboza creates embroidered natural landscapes that spill out of of their wooden frames, using threads of various size, color and length to invade our world

Contemporary embroidery | hoop art | Sarah K. Benning

Beautiful Embroidery Hoop Art by Sarah K. Benning

Holy crap I thought this was all pen and pencil!! ITS THREAD AND FABRIC!! I love people!! Great Work these homes definitely give me the feeling I have at the beach!

stephanie k. clark (The Jealous Curator)

embroidered dwellings by American artist Stephanie K. Clark - seen on The Jealous Curator /// curated contemporary art /// stephanie k.

Art created using textiles like weaving and sewing thread to produce images.

rhian swierat (The Jealous Curator)