A DEVON artist has created this series of stunning images inspired by the farm land and coast near her home using just a needle and thread writes John Bett.

Victoria Richards, 21, makes delightful little embroidered scenes using colourful satin and wool thread.

Her little landscape 'paintings' feature patchwork fields, hedgerows and meandering rivers, and little French Knots are used to depict trees and foliage.

Some of the scenes are shown from the air, and are inspired by the rolling hills and wave-swept beaches near her home in Plymouth, Devon.

Victoria said: "It's a type of embroidery where the way that you sew looks more like painting strokes than typical embroidery.

"It's a mix of long stitches and little bitty ones, and I use different types of thread to get different textures.

"I usually do landscapes, all of the Devon countryside. I live in Devon and I've always lived here, it feels very homely.

"I enjoy it a lot."

Victoria, who has Asperger's syndrome, discovered embroidery as a way to calm her mind in-between college classes.

She added: "I pulled some nice blues and greens out of my grandmother's old embroidery tin and had my first go at an embroidery landscape in October 2018."

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