BElow you will find the result of my research for embroidery resources.
The act or art of embroidering.
Ornamentation of fabric with needlework.
A piece of embroidered fabric.
Embellishment with fanciful details.
a : the art or process of forming decorative designs with hand or
b : a design or decoration formed by or as if by embroidery
c : an object decorated with embroidery
Here are twenty definitions of embroidery on the Web:
?Embroidery is an ancient variety of decorative needlework in which
designs and pictures are created by stitching strands of some material
on to a layer of another material. Most embroidery uses thread or wool
stitched onto a woven fabric, but the stitches could be executed in,
for example, wire or leather strands, and embroidery can be worked
onto many materials. Non-woven traditional materials include leather
and felt, but modern textile artists embroider on many non-traditional
materials such as plastic sheeting. Often, specific embroidery
stitches are used.?
?Some embroidery styles include:
Bargello or Florentine embroidery
Cross-stitch (can mean the particular stitch or a style of embroidery)
Drawn thread work
Tush kyiz (Kyrgyzstan)
?Embroidery and most other fiber and needlework arts are believed to
originate in the Orient and Middle East. Primitive humankind quickly
found that the stitches used to join animal skins together could also
be used for embellishment.
In 1964, a Cro-Magnon hunter?s fossilized remains, 30,000B.C., was
found at a dig in Sungir near Vladimir, Russia. His fur clothing,
boots and hat were heavily decorated with hand stitched horizontal
rows of ivory beads - bead embroidery?"
"Chinese bead embroidery in Siberia, 5000 and 6000B.C., include
elaborately drilled shells stitched with decorative designs onto
animal hides. Mosaics of Byzantium, 500A.D., depict embroidery of
clothing with silk thread, precious stones and pearls. It is possible
the Chinese thread embroidery from 3500B.C. was the origin of thread
embroidery as we know it today.?
At the end of the article there is a good list of resources for
History of Embroidery in America, the earliest years.
History of Embroidery in America , the 19th Century
History of Embroidery in America, 20th Century
The History of Embroidery
History of embroidery by world regions
Pennsylvania Dutch embroidery
Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Simply Embroidery", an article covering history, planning, tools and
instructions for embroidery as an art..
More embroidery links
Step by Step Decorative Embroidery Stitches
Five Basic Embroidery Stitches - Instructions
Five advance stitches with instructions
How to Embroider a Monogram
How to Do Basic Cross-Stitches
Free Patterns and Projects
Embroidery projects with instructions you can download for free
Subscription-based collection of embroidery designs
Paula Milner's Embroidery Design Links
?Machine embroidery is the practice of using a sewing machine to
create stitch patterns, and so to embroider set motifs or personal
designs on to cloth.?
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Embroidery Online provides a complete selection of embroidery supplies.
More Embroidery Supplies
Embroidery Machinery Directory
Online embroidery industry resources
List of 13 Wonderful Creative Embroidery Books
Superior Threads Newsletter
Description: Embroidery newsletter. Educational. Monthly specials
available only to newsletter recipients.
Embroidery Resource Directory
The National Network of Embroidery Professionals
Embroidery Trade Association
Links and Descriptions to Embroidery Associations and Organizations
Below is a chronological list of embroidery events
Artistic Thread Works
Mushroom Monday Screen Printing & Embroidery
H&H Creations of Custom Embroidery affiliate program
Thread Artist's Affiliates Program
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