Today is World Embroidery Day. Started in 2011 in Sweden. This link is unfortunately only in Swedish, but there are some pictures to look at.
I worked on my Sunday Stitch School Stitch Sampler.
The 'thread' in the picture is actually a strand of my hair. Human hair is often used in fine Chinese embroidery and in Sweden, in the past, jewellery was made from hair. So why not use a strand of my own hair. Grotesque or unique?