I know I'm not alone in my love for sloths. Their very existence makes me want to take a deep breath and slow down, because: look at all those loooooong bones! There's something deeply languid about their central structure. Who knew that a skeleton could be calming?
This is an embroidered reproduction of an illustration from an 1854 book by Professor R. Owen, called "The Principle Forms of the Skeleton and the Teeth."
Single strand embroidery on cream cotton with a 6 inch hand painted wooden hoop.