Vibrant Hoop Embroidery Animals

Fiber artist Laura McGarrity creates absolutely amazing hoop embroidered animals that are stitched out of vibrantly colored thread that looks like paint. Each animal is made using different types of embroidery techniques and specific colors to make the image appear as realistic as possible, particularly when the animal is in action.

McGarrity told My Modern Met that she likes to put her own spin on such a traditional subject.

Animals are a very traditional subject, so I like adding my own ‘flavor’ to a piece by reinterpreting them with different palettes..I still feel like I’m learning the craft, so I like creating things using a variety of stitches and techniques.

via My Modern Met

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.