Embroidered Portraits by Julie Sarloutte

I was recently introduced to the incredible work of Julie Sarloutte, and I could not be more thankful. Her embroidered portraits left me absolutely speechless and I am excited for more people to discover her lovely collection. From afar her portraits are beautiful images painted with thread, but even better is seeing them up close. If you are anything like me then you are always nearly escorted from museums for getting too close. I just love to see each individual brushstroke or stitch or pencil marking. Sarloutte’s work does not disappoint in this respect. The texture, layering and countless colors coming together to create the image are mesmerizing.


I also enjoy how open Sarloutte is about sharing her process with the viewer. The end result is undoubtedly wonderful, but she also lets us see her works in progress buried under yards and yards of embroidery floss.


To discover more by this artist visit her Tumblr or check out this short video by Sarloutte titled That Dreamers Often Lie.

Inspired? Register for the Embroidery Sampler After Workshop with Kaelyn Garcia, happening Thursday, July 17th from 6:30 – 9:30 PM at TAC Manhattan. Space is limited!


  1. Supercute!!

  2. Debrah

    Love this piece and I’m going to check out the rest of your work! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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