Some time ago I started following the Swedish Embroidery Guild after reading about it on Queenies blog. There is always interesting things there, different from what you see on other sites. One of the artists they talked about was Eva Nelander Junten. Her website is called 'Colour, Form & Textiles.
She has some lovely images on her site.
At first I thought that most of her stitching was by machine but a lot of it is hand stitched, beautifully.
The other thing that attracted my attention was embroidery inspired by Eucalyptus bark. I look at these trees all day and have often thought they would make a good embroidery.
This is perfect.