In nature, falling tree leaves are known to be associated with the end of the season, when dying leaves fall to the ground to welcome the upcoming autumn. Some people collect the leaves and dry them, but some people like Solange Nunes use the leaves as a canvas for embroidery ideas.

A Brazilian embroidery artist that goes by the name of "arteoficioatelie" on Instagram has a very specific way of producing her unique art pieces. Since she was young, she always looked for ways to improve her embroidery patterns and once she decided to try out embroidering dry leaves, after many trials and errors, Nunes perfected her colorful art, and she now shares her beautiful embroidery stitches with over 10k people on Instagram.

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The embroidery artist told Bored Panda a bit more in detail about what it takes to produce such tiny pieces of art on a canvas that is very fragile.

"My name is Solange Nunes. I live in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I have a degree in Fine Arts and have long chosen embroidery as a form of artistic expression. I come from a family of embroiderers from Madeira Island, Portugal, and I've been making embroidery ever since I was a child.

I always looked out for new ways to improve my embroidery, something besides the fabric. And years ago, when I lived on a farm, I used to take walks and bring branches, leaves, seeds home. One time, I decided to do a test with the leaves."

"It was a challenge. There was no reference and the 'canvas' was extremely fragile, meaning it required very delicate support. I researched leaves and did many tests until I got the desired effect, and then, since 2017, I've dedicated myself only to embroidery on dry leaves.

It is a job that I do with a lot of passion and I carry that passion with me and into my way of thinking and seeing the world. Through it, I try to bring a little more enchantment into people’s lives, trying to awaken to the beauty and simplicity of life, the beauty that is ephemeral, and the life that is very brief in the eyes of a human."

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A horsey with a posey 🌻🐴 so pretty that it looks photoshopped.

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your framing with those backgrounds is very appropriate and natural. It enhances their beauty.

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful art by this charming Lady. How to make this leaf ,dry .how can I do it,.I like embroidery making on clòth. Plea reply me.🙏🙏👌👌

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't ever stop doing this, or we'll all egret it! Are you heron me?

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So sweet, like when my granddaughters pick yard flowers for me 👭🌻

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