Art of Embroidery, Incredibly Realistic scenes

Incredibly realistic scenes from rural life have been painstakingly recreated by a British artist in her own living room – using just a needle and thread.

This patient artist is Jill Draper, 62. She creates embroidered tapestries, recreating scenes with astonishing accuracy from photographs. Each picture measuring around 15 by 30 inches contains hundreds of thousands of stitches done by hand and machine.

Art of Embroidery, Incredibly Realistic scenes
She picks from her thousands of colours of household cotton or Terylene and applies them with a sewing machine or darning hoop. She hand-sews special detail with pure silk. She sews for around six hours every day and relies on natural light to distinguish between the hundreds of similar shades.

Art of Embroidery, Incredibly Realistic scenes
A photograph [left] taken in Autumn 2009 of a heather path, and Jill Draper’s hyper-real tapestry of the scene.

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Ithaa: Fabulous Underwater Restaurant as well as Hotel in Maldives

The world’s first undersea restaurant opened 5 years ago this month at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, and to celebrate the anniversary the restaurant is offering guests the chance to not only eat under the sea but sleep under it as well. The 12-seat restaurant will be converted to a private bedroom suite for two, complete with private champagne dinner and breakfast in bed.

Ithaa: Fabulous Underwater Restaurant as well as Hotel in Maldives
Ithaa: Fabulous Underwater Restaurant as well as Hotel in Maldives
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20 Amazing Macro Photography

Macro photography is also known as close-up photography. Compared to other types of photography, macro photography is quite difficult, because of the nifty equipment, lightning and other techniques involved. However, in the end it comes down to what kind of pictures you want to take and what level of precision you are striving for.

In today’s post, we will present you with 20 Amazing Macro Photography. A round-up of some truly revealing and inspiring macro photographs which are sure to have you marveling at the world around you. It is really impressive to see our world with the kind of close-up.

20 Amazing Macro Photography

20 Amazing Macro Photography

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