When you think of embroidery, #hairgoals probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. But, model Sheena Liam, who uses embroidery as a means of self-expression, will make you forget everything you thought you know about the needle-and-thread sewing method.
Sheena uses embroidery to create the most realistic — not to mention relatable — designs of women, with a clear focus on their hair. Also known as “hoop art,” the intricately threaded “drawings” depict women with flowing hair that appears 3D on the hoop. From waist-grazing, beautifully-woven braids and buns, to long loose locks that transcend the hoop itself, we’ve never witnessed stitching like this before. Sheena has posted some of her pieces on her personal Instagram, and each one has amassed a slew of comments from fans praising her jaw-dropping artistry.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.