Artist creates intricate animal portraits from fabric and thread

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Embroidery art

credit: Sophie Standing

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Elephant shrew

Standing lives in Kenya, where the nature that surrounds her inspires her art. “I observe animals everywhere,” Standing told TreeHugger. “On the way to dropping my kids at school, we see wild zebra, impala, bush pigs.”

Standing said she also loves Kenya’s national parks, including the Mara, Tsavo and Meru.