It's always interesting to look back and realize that what we are doing is not always that new. Perhaps a new twist on things that define/reflect our times, but technically speaking not new. I really like the idea of embroidery becoming a historical document somehow.
"During the 15th and 16th centuries in Italy, needle painting (or nué embroidery) reached a peak. Famous painters such as Antonio del Pollaiuolo designed scenes to be executed by embroiderers." Needlework History.