Upgrade Your Insta-Feed With These Embroidery Wizards


Instagram is the place for embroiderers to show off their creations, and we can't get enough. From stunning hoop art crafted in the satin stitch to oh-so-fancy beading, you'll find loads of inspiration for your own embroidery (or at the very least, a daily dose of eye candy) when you follow these artists.

Sarah K. Benning


Sarah K. Benning stitches the things that surround her. The number one thing? Plants. Her impressive indoor jungle is the inspiration for her plant and interior space embroideries.

Jessica Long


Jessica Long is constantly experimenting with her subjects. While most fall under the category of nature, she stitches everything from adorable hedgehogs and decorative florals to inspiring typography. Want to stitch like Jessica? Check out her Bluprint class !

Happy Cactus Designs


Brannon is the woman behind Happy Cactus Designs. Despite the name, her embroideries don’t revolve around cacti, but instead are guided by florals. She's all about colorful smatterings of tiny blossoms and leaves. We call this look an instant mood-booster!

Kelly Ryan


If you love bold, stylized flowers and vibrant colors that seem to explode beyond their frames, Kelly Ryan's sewn bouquets are just the thing. Made up of satin stitch, knotted stitches, and more, the compositions are dense and solid. The result is a pop-art vibe we love.

Tessa Perlow


Many contemporary embroidery artists choose to keep their work displayed in the hoop. But Tessa Perlow stitches instead on upcycled garments, letting her work become statement-making fashion that goes everywhere.

Liz Payne


Sometimes thread's just not enough. Australian artist Liz Payne kicks it up a notch with beading. Her abstract pieces are so rich-looking, you can’t help but want to run your hand over them. Luckily, Liz shares satisfying detail shots regularly.

Lisa Smirnova


Lisa Smirnova uses Impressionist-inspired thread painting, often combined with actual painting, to produce her multifaceted pieces. You'll often see them out of the hoop on one-of-a-kind clothing.

Emillie Ferris


Inspired by furry friends and insects alike, Emillie Ferris recreates the animal kingdom in amazing detail. Her ability to render creatures in a photorealistic way has earned her countless commissions of adorable pups (and more!) from around the world.

Sophie MacNeill


Sophie MacNeill’s Instagram handle “Slow Stitch Sophie” is so appropriate: anyone who hand embroiders can definitely relate to the... slowness of the process. Sophie proves that patience is a virtue with hoop art that reminds us of a blossoming field of wildflowers.

Sheena Liam


Sheena Liam is a master of the flowing-hair effect that's all but taken over IG. She keeps the focus on the 3D drama by keeping the rest of her stitching relatively simple.

We’re sending a big thank-you to embellished jeans and cheeky throw pillows for making embroidery the newest crafty comeback! Want in? These 10 stitches will get you started. Plus, they're a great foundation for when you're ready to take your hoop to the next level.
Kristen Valencia
Embroidery is everywhere, and its latest cool twist is breaking free of the hoop! We’re in love with the 3D stitchery that extends beyond the traditional flat circle with flowing threads or bumpy flourishes. Get in on the trend with these come-to-life ideas.
Lindsay Conner
It's the reigning cool kid for crafters in the know — from satin-stitched hoops to fancy-pants jeans, hand embroidery is everywhere. We talked to artist and Instagram embroidery star Jessica Long of Namaste Hand Embroidery about how this humble craft has stitched its way into the limelight and captured all our hearts and hands.
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Upgrade Your Insta-Feed With These Embroidery Wizards