Stitcher Laura Hartrich captures the joy of Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes artwork not with pen and ink, but with needle and thread. She has rendered one of the pair's flights of prehistoric fancy entirely in embroidery.
This sci-fi themed music video combines heavy metal, embroidery and stop-motion animation to produce something quite unusual. In fact it is the first frame-by-frame embroidered music video and it took 45 million stitches to tell the story of the band's journey to mars to terraform the planet.
Random starburst embroidery? No, that's a map of ARPANET, the early predecessor of the internet as we know it, from 1983. The late-in-life network was immortalized in yarn by the artist and designer Debbie Millman.
If you admire the spiral of syphilis or the spidery shape of the T-4 bacteriophage, then these cross-stitched microbes are looking for a spot on your living room wall.
Some people get portrait tattoos, but artist David Catá has a different way to pay tribute to the people who have marked his life—by marking his hand. He embroiders their faces into the palm of his left hand, and then pulls them out in cringe-inducing fashion.
Forget what you know about dollar-store, decorative embroidery and check out what Pennsylvania artist Daniel Kornrumpf did with this form of needlework.