There’s no doubt that embroidery is one of the most versatile and charming ways to create art. Practiced for centuries, it’s been a favorite craft of people all over the world, and in some cultures, even a necessary skill for a lady of class.
Today, some people might find embroidery stuffy or boring, but that’s probably because they’re looking in all the wrong places. With a little imagination, embroidery can take on some pretty fantastic and totally unexpected forms, and there are all kinds of talented artists, both male and female, who are exploring this time-honored craft.
One artist is Irem Yazici, who creates detailed embroideries at her shop, Baobap. Working on a fairly small scale, she can create incredibly detailed scenes that look like they come right out of strange fairy tales.
She can create just about anything, from plants and animals to galaxies and landscapes, using just a needle and thread, and you can find yourself looking at one of her creations for a long time, imagining the stories behind her wonderful imagery.
Check out some of her work below, and let us know your favorite. And if you embroider, you might just find some inspiration!