Embroidery, like other creative activities, is considered to be an activity that can help you relax and let go of some of the excess stress we all suffer from. Not only that, but it can also help us get our most creative side out. With nothing more than some colorful thread, a needle, some patience, and a lot of imagination, we can bring about a piece of art. And this is why some people are proud to share the results of their efforts.

Enlighten put together a compilation of some of the best works of embroidery that we’ve found out there. Spoiler alert: they’re all amazing.

1. “Bought some cheap kicks and tried my hand at decorating them — kinda totally in love with how they came out!”

ducklady92 / reddit2. “Jungle, my embroidery, 2020”

V_MACD / reddit3. “A little fox taking a nap amongst the flowers”

croissantcat1 / reddit

4. “Embroidered the view from where we live on a tie as a gift for my father’s sixtieth. First time working with satin — it was not easy.”

Silivrin / reddit5. “First embroidery piece of the season complete!”

scenic-science / reddit

6. “A freehand interpretation of Van Gogh’s Wheat Field with Cypresses in a 7” hoop!”

ilfirinwarden / reddit

7. “My first pet portrait! It was both extremely difficult and time-consuming, but so glad I was able to complete it. I learned a lot along the way.”

greenbanana11 / reddit

8. “My little man is done! I’m so proud of myself for completing this, and I can’t wait to find a good way to display it.”

ilovekitty13 / reddit

9. “Lavender landscape, 3D embroidery art… Hello everyone! I’d like to share my new embroidery with you. If you like summer, flowers, and lavender, then this picture’s for you!”

ElenaArtEmbroidery / reddit

10. “Made a piece based on my wedding bouquet! Took 40+ hours but I’m really happy with how it turned out!”