When you are looking for some inspiration for your stitching, Instagram is a great place to look. You can connect with other embroidery artists, learn a few techniques, and get a sneak peek at what stitchers are working on.
Of course, along with the inspiration you'll also find community, so be sure to share your own work too.
Once you start looking, you'll find so many people to follow. This list is just the beginning and a good launching point for you. And as you see beautiful photos... from these artists, you'll begin to think about new and different techniques to try in your embroidery!
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Lindsay of Tusk and Cardinal shares photos of her gorgeous embroidery, along with some glimpses of her life and other artistic pursuits. Her work is most commonly line art in white on black, making it simple and stunning!
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Jo is an embroidery artist based in the UK and her foliage stitching is always inspiring. Even her use of subtle color will get you wanting to thread your needle! In addition her her hoops, she also makes embroidered bags. Oh, and don't miss her monochrome florals stitched with yarn!
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Follow Nicole of Follow the White Bunny (or @followbunny as she goes by on Instagram) to see her meticulous process of painting with thread. Her designs are usually whimsical, with animals reading, dancing or sailing away, but they are also stitched with such attention to detail that you'll think you're looking at an illustration.
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If you like florals and beautiful lettering, you will love the embroidery of Bug and Bean Stitching. Marley creates custom and ready-to-ship hoops, and seeing all that she makes (along with the occasional process pic) is so inspiring.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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This husband and wife team embroider custom house portraits and modern plants and landscapes. In the Thistle and Thread Design Instagram feed you'll find plenty of embroidery, plus a lot of the inspiration behind their line of products.
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Liz of Cozy Blue designs delightfully whimsical embroidery patterns that come pre-printed on fabric. The patterns often feature creative use of lines, which means that even simple stitches result in fantastic texture. Her Instagram account is filled with designs in progress, new releases, occasional personal photos, and so much stitchy goodness!
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Cathy Eliot's embroidery is clearly inspired by nature. Her designs are both delicate and detailed, and when you follow her, you may find yourself wanting to get outside and do some nature journaling with thread!
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Itty Bitty Bunnies is the Instagram feed of Sarah Buckley who embroiders truly wonderful florals and landscapes. She works in hoops of different sizes and everything she makes is inspiring, but you'll especially be amazed by her miniature landscapes.
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Finally, if you want to see work from even more embroidery artists, follow the Embroidery Instaguild. This account is devoted to connecting embroiderers and sharing their work, as well as becoming the online version of a local embroidery guild. They share images tagged #embroideryinstaguild, and that tag is a great place for you to meet fellow stitchers too!