I don't know much about this artist from Germany, but I spotted her work when searching for special embroideries. This method appears to use already printed fabric and embellished with stitches that enhance that pattern.
Detached Chain Stitch
Her Flickr name is Veri's Kleiner Winkel. I love all the color splash and detail.
Algerian Eye Stitch
I was very inspired by this work and I hope you are, too!