Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or
other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate
other materials such as, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Today, embroidery
is most often seen on caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim,
stockings, and golf shirts. Embroidery is available with a wide variety of
thread or yarn color. The original use of embroidery was the process used
to tailor, patch, mend and reinforce cloth. This fostered the
development of sewing techniques, and the decorative possibilities of sewing led
to the art of embroidery. Contemporary embroidery is stitched with a
computerized embroidery machine using patterns digitized with embroidery
software. In machine embroidery, different types of "fills" add texture and
design to the finished work. Machine embroidery is used to add logos, monograms,
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the art of embroidery and embroidery design.
Berlin Wool Work Embroidery
Counted Thread Embroidery
Drawn Thread Work (embroidery)
Clothing & Fashion
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The basic techniques or stitches on surviving
examples of the earliest embroideryâ€"chain stitch, buttonhole or blanket
stitch, running stitch, satin stitch, cross stitchâ€"remain the fundamental
techniques of hand embroidery today.