12 inspirational embroidered photographs

We love a good mash up of arts and crafts! So we're taking a closer look at the movers and shakers of embroidered photography to give you some inspiration.

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Published: July 11, 2014 at 9:34 am
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We're totally obsessing over embroidered photographs; they've plunged themselves into the DIY mix and we love their fresh look. Now, as well as adding a filter to our snaps (love a good Instagram sesh), we can pimp our photography with playful embroidery. Everything from the French knot, back stitch and satin stitch can be used to enhance your photographs. For best results use old or black and white photos and colourful floss when creating your very on embroidered photo art. Geometric shapes work best and a few floss rays coming out of your subject's eyes wouldn't be a bad idea either.


Here's a look at some of our favourites which we hope will inspire you to make your own embroidered photographs!

[Above] Image source: Mana Morimoto

Embroidered photography inspiration

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Image source: Needlework Seedlings

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Image source: Mana Morimoto

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Image source: Laura McKellar.com

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Image source: Laura McKellar.com

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Image source: A Beautiful Mess

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Image source: Floss & Mischief

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Image source: Jose Romussi

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Image source: Mirna Huhoja

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Image source: Inge Jacobsen

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Image source: Matthew Cox

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Image source: Itchin Stitchin

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Image source: Shop Hoopla


Want to make your own? Check out our essential stitch guide to learn all the techniques you'll need to make your own embroidered photographs.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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