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). There was a time when embroidery work resembled a traditional, folk, almost grandmother-ish feeling. Today, embroidery art took also other directions.
Contemporary artists use embroidery to work fabric, paper, and threads in a very distinctive way; the poetic duality of sensations stitched when looking at their intentionally imperfect but clearly well-executed pieces go from aggressiveness to delicacy, from innocent to acid.
Here are four artists presenting mesmerizing embroidery artworks:
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These are incredibly beautiful Paper Artworks.