Sophie Standing is a British born artist who has lived in Africa for 15 years. She produces her art by combining appliqué and free motion embroidery. The details of the animals are created by sewing with different coloured threads only.
Notice how fine I can make both the dark and light lines above and below the eye appear. All because they peak out from BEHIND the eye. No tiny little slivers of fabric needed and the eye unit is stable enough to pick up and move around.