Embroidery is more of an embellishment to other pieces you have created as well as to spice up a boring t-shirt, pillowcase or to make a picture. All you need for this craft is a couple of different sized needles, embroidery thread and a pattern to go by. This also takes time and patience and a little bit of imagination. There are machines out there being used that have a small computer with patterns and large spools of embroidery thread ready to be punched into whatever cloth you want to put them on. Yes, can be a craft skill if you are into producing things quickly but usually they are for personalizing hats, shirts, pants, etc. For the beginner it is good to learn the hand-embroidery method first so that you can get a feel for how the threads interact to make patterns. You can learn more about this craft by going to our Amazon Store or even looking for video lessons on YOUTUBE.
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Embroidery defined in Webster’s Dictionary:
Definition of EMBROIDERY
a : the art or process of forming decorative designs with hand or machine needlework
b : a design or decoration formed by or as if by embroidery
c : an object decorated with embroidery
History of Embroidery per Wiki: The origins of embroidery are unknown, but early examples survive from ancient Egypt, Iron Age Northern Europe and Zhou Dynasty China. Examples of surviving Chinese chain stitch embroidery worked in silk thread have been dated to the Warring States period (5th-3rd century BC).
Which just means that it has been an art and craft for a very, very long time. The process of learning embroidery is the same as any other skill and that is either you learn it from your relatives, you take a class or you teach yourself through books and videos. Learning new stuff these days are a little bit easier in that we can view helpful videos on websites and read and look at pictures in books as well. Now a website called the Stitching Cow has some very helpful beginners lessons and patterns you can try out. The website is very nicely laid-out and doesn’t have all those pesky pop-ups everywhere.
We found this great intro video on How to Embroider on YouTube that we thought you might like: