What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Beetles


Humayrah Bint Altaf

This is the gorgeously-ornate, realistic nature embroidery by Humayrah Bint Altaf.  Using antique gold twist cord, Rococo threads, and antique beads, Altaf manages to make her creations look like they are poised to crawl off the canvas.

Though originally a fashion student, Altaf realized that world just wasn’t the right path for her. Then during a class at the Royal School of Needlework, Altaf fell in love with embroidery. And when she combined that love with her appreciation for nature, a star was born.

“I often wander through the woods near my home, where I gather leaves, twigs, feathers and other things I can find to bring back home and preserve. I also like to incorporate nature’s treasures into my embroideries and with each piece I feel that a part of me has been embedded into my work.”

Not exclusively limited to (gorgeous) creepy crawlies, Altaf’s work also includes birds, feathers, and floral motifs. Her beautiful embroidery can be purchased in her online shop, TheOldeSewingRoom, and you can check out more of her pieces on Instagram.

All images property of Huymayrah Bint Altaf/TheOldeSewingRoom.


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

19 thoughts on “The Beetles

  1. They are beautiful pieces. I love it.

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  2. As a bonus, I really enjoyed looking at her web site.

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  3. These bugs are great. I, also, like the piece with the open birdcage and the actual stick that makes it three dimensional.

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  4. Amazing! I want every beetle on this post!

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  5. Absolutely stunning, and it gives me something to aspire to as I work my through the RSN Certificate!

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  6. These pieces are exquisite. I love bugs and beetles so they appeal to me for that reason but I also just love the detail of the stitching.

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  8. These are absolutely amazing, really, really creative.

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  9. These are amazing! Light years past my efforts at making pretty dishtowels.

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