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Sophie Standing is an artist who lives in Kenya. According to her wonderful website: “Sophie’s textile embroidered art is inspired by the flora and fauna around her in Africa and combines this with her passion for fabrics and textiles. Her one off pieces are created by appliqueing an intricate collage of fabric onto the canvas where her image is already sketched out. She then draws the details over the top of the fabric with her sewing machine using many different coloured threads.”

And, my word. These are beautiful! So incredibly intricate. Like stitched paintings.

Standing’s website has a fantastic gallery where you can see all of her animals.

xoxo, Shannon