Stitch, Please! 9 Embroiderers Serving Up Instagram Eye Candy

Stitch, Please! 9 Embroiderers Serving Up Instagram Eye Candy

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Katie Holdefehr
Apr 8, 2017
(Image credit: Sarah K. Benning)

Crafting trends ebb and flow just like decor trends come and go, and at the moment, embroidery is enjoying its time in the spotlight—and showing up on everything from jean jackets to tennis rackets. Whether you choose to pick up a needle and thread, or prefer to admire these beauties from afar, we've pulled together a sampler of Instagram accounts offering endless stitch-spiration.

(Image credit: Danielle Clough)
(Image credit: Danielle Clough)

Danielle Clough, aka Fiances_Knowles

Not only does this South African embroiderer stitch up stunning works featuring everything from daylilies to portraits of Bill Murray, but she does so on unexpected surfaces—think, tennis rackets, rings and metal fences.

(Image credit: Tessa Perlow)
(Image credit: Tessa Perlow)

Tessa Perlow

This New Jersey-based artist makes gorgeous designs of evil eyes and insects inside traditional embroidery hoops, but her work shines brightest when she lets it loose on t-shirts and jeans. Follow her account to get first dibs on new items, but also don't forget to keep an eye on her Etsy shop.

(Image credit: Humayrah Poppins)
(Image credit: Humayrah Poppins)

Humayrah Poppins

After realizing that the fashion industry wasn't for her, Humayrah trained at the Royal School of Needlework in the UK before opening her Etsy shop. Even those who aren't big fans of bugs can't help but admire the ornately-beaded beetles and butterflies swarming her Instagram account.

(Image credit: Sarah Benning)
(Image credit: Sarah Benning)

Sarah Benning

One of the artists at the forefront of the contemporary embroidery movement, Sarah Benning's works start as illustrations before getting stitched with bright thread. Hey, plant lovers and mid-century modern enthusiasts, you won't want to miss these designs.

(Image credit: Thread Honey)
(Image credit: Thread Honey)

Thread Honey

For embroidery with a hint of sass and a healthy dose of pop culture, turn to Jenn Riggs of Thread Honey. Whether Wes Anderson, Holly Golightly or Ruth Bader Ginsburg is more your style, you'll find the whole crew here.

(Image credit: Slow Stitch Sophie)
(Image credit: Slow Stitch Sophie)

Slow Stitch Sophie

Densely layered stitches make this Vancouver embroiderer's work distinctive. Scrolling through her Instagram feels like letting your eyes wander through lush fields of flowers.

(Image credit: Shag Threads)
(Image credit: Shag Threads)

Shag Threads

If you like your needlework with a 70s vibe and some interiors inspiration, look no further than Shag Threads. You can even commission a custom replica of your dream room.

(Image credit: Miniature Rhino)
(Image credit: Miniature Rhino)

Jessica Marquez of Miniature Rhino

I've been a fan of Jessica Marquez's whimsical needlework ever since her book Stitched Gifts was released. And her Instagram account is just that—a lovely embroidered gift delivered daily to your phone.

(Image credit: Sew & Saunders)
(Image credit: Sew and Saunders)

Sew & Saunders

I'm totally fawning over the floral on Jo Saunder's must-watch Instagram account. The mini size and affordable prices listed on her Etsy shop mean you can pop these petite masterpieces just about anywhere.

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