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This Embroiderer's Instagram Account Is So Aesthetically Pleasing


Posted on January 30, 2019, at 12:41 p.m. ET

This is Vera Shimunia, a 29-year-old embroiderer from St. Petersburg, Russia.

Instagram: @shimunia

Shimunia turns landscapes into pieces of art using embroidery.

Instagram: @shimunia

She told BuzzFeed News that her passion for embroidery grew after her first piece was complimented by a boy she liked at the time.

Instagram: @shimunia

"He wrote [to] me: 'You did this? So cool.' And I decided to continue," she said.

Shimunia said her idea to do landscapes came when she was a child and her family subscribed to National Geographic magazine.

Instagram: @shimunia

"Since then nature has fascinated me. Always paid attention to the sky," she said.

She said she likes to invent her own world and experiment with colors to see what everything would look like on her planet.

Shimunia said it took some experimenting before she found her own style, and that depending on the difficulty of the piece, it takes her anywhere from three days to a month to complete it.

Instagram: @shimunia

She added that it takes some trial and error to successfully make her art.

"Sometimes the picture in my head does not coincide with what I made; then I cut off threads and try again," she said.

Since starting her Instagram page, Shimunia's work has frequently gone viral, and she now has over 200,000 followers.

Instagram: @shimunia

Shimunia said she can't believe how popular her work is, and she often tells her husband that she doesn't believe she deserves the attention.

Instagram: @shimunia

"A lot of good people with beautiful souls believe in me, and thanks to their support I become a better artist every day," she added.

To see her work more closely, here is a video she shared of some cool 3D clouds.

Instagram: @shimunia