Embroidery is an ancient art that has been around almost forever – literally. In the past couple of years, its popularity has grown with many contemporary artists trying to modernize this craft.
Laura Baverstock from London is a master of hand embroidery and she’s absolutely in love with this art.
“Embroidery has such a rich history, and I’ve found the specialized nature of the craft and the variety of traditional techniques to be hugely inspiring,” Baverstock told Colossal.
Laura recently gained public attention for creating extremely detailed animals by using only colored and metallic threads. She’s crafting amazing hand-embroidered gold lions, bees, blue octopuses, and many other animals.
“Needlework has such versatility and universal appeal; within my own practice I particularly strive to push the boundaries of three-dimensional hand embroidery and precious metal goldwork, with a focus on natural themes and realism.”
This talented artist is also working in film and fashion industries and you can see her whimsical embroidery work, which is featured in the 2018 movie Mary Queen of Scots.
Take a look at her creations in the photos below.