Warsaw-based embroidery artist Paulina Bartnik stitches colorfully lifelike brooches of birds and other tiny creatures in a dense style called needle painting.
Each object begins as a piece of wool which she prods with a special needle in a process called dry felting which results in a surface ideal for embroidery.
She then paints with a needle directly on the felt and embroiders the finer details.
You can see more of her creations in her Etsy shop.
(via Bored Panda)