The Art of Embroidery
Author: Pearl Mertons
Embroidery has survived history in different forms. It has existed in one form or the other for
many years. Embroidery is a fulfilling art form which has become an interesting pass time for
people from all segments of society. In the recent past, this has made advancements in a lot of
aspects, and many of those who are not fully involved with embroidery are unaware of the immense
Basic embroidery means creating a pattern on fabric by using multi-colored
threads. Chances are if you buy something already embroidered, it was done by machine. Hand
embroidery is time consuming and doesn't lend itself to mass marketing. Most who embroider use a
pattern, although some can create as they go.
The patters are as inexpensive as the thread and needles. So without much
investment on equipment, anyone can craft fascinating art work on tablecloths, napkins, blankets,
dress- materials etc. Internet offers many embroidery related material on the web. You can easily
find a lot of embroidery patterns on the web and print it at home or get it sent to you and use it
in your embroidery.
Advanced sewing machines are available today which can do embroidery with little
assistance from you. Some are even software powered, which enables you to specify where to point
the needle to craft a design to suit your requirement. But embroidery by hand still remains the
first option of many people for whom it is a hobby. For them embroidery by hand provides a more
fulfilling experience compared to embroidery by machine.
If you interested in getting into embroidery but aren't sure where to start, you
may be able to find a class at your local community college that can help you understand the
basics. They will probably take you through a few simple designs and patterns. Once you understand
how to read the pattern and do the stitching, you can pretty much tackle any design you're
Many craft fairs and embroidery conventions are organized in the country for
exposure on embroidery. Apart from that, you can get a lot of information on embroidery from
various other sources such as the internet. Many websites are available on the net which are purely
dedicated to the cause of embroidery. These sites offer free embroidery patterns for you to
download or patterns for discounted prices for you to buy.
You can subscribe to many embroidery magazines to enrich your knowledge and get
started. These magazines offer lessons and tips on embroidery. They also give you a lot of free
patterns on embroidery apart from other useful information. These magazines concentrate on the most
important aspect of the needles and thread that you will need to finely craft a pattern. These
magazines also keep you up-to-date with the current developments in embroidery and activate your
imagination for your next embroidery project.
Embroidery is a hobby that many people have enjoyed for hundreds of years. You
can create some beautiful designs and it is a very fulfilling past time. You don't have to be
partially creative to start embroidery. As long as you can follow instructions and have a little
patience, you can be creating interesting and unique designs in no time.
About the author:
About the author: Pearl Mertens is the chief writer at <a href="http://www.rcembroidery.com">RC Embroidery</a>,
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