Mar 08, 2022
In General Discussion
Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabrics or other materials using thread or yarn and needles. It is decorative needlework that has been adopted from ancient times whereby pictures and designs are created by stitching strands of some material onto a layer of another material. However, embroidery uses wool and thread that is stitched onto woven fabric. The stitches may be completed by the use of leather strands or wire. Embroidery digitizing has been integrated into the modern textile industry using embroidery machines by textile artists whereby they have embroidered non-traditional materials such as plastic sheeting, clothing, and the use of specific embroidery stitches. Embroidery can be used as a form of art for decoration in homes, offices or can be used in professional work like in designing company logos. The décor attributed to embroidery includes patchworks, tapestries, cross-stitch, and wall hangings.