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Q: Ebroidery ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Ebroidery
Category: Sports and Recreation > Hobbies and Crafts
Asked by: larryeber-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 24 Jul 2005 13:37 PDT
Expires: 23 Aug 2005 13:37 PDT
Question ID: 547301
I would like a list of the best resources on the web for embroidery. 
If possible, I would like a beginner thru advanced skills level
categorization format.
History and a definition of embroidery would be great.  Equipment and
material suppliers would be great as well - If there are any
embroidery affilliate programs, I would appreciate these as well.
Subject: Re: Ebroidery
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 24 Jul 2005 18:09 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello Larryeber,

BElow you will find the result of my research for embroidery resources.

Embroidery: definitions

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
machine needlework
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:

Art needlework 
Assisi Embroidery 
Bargello or Florentine embroidery 
Blackwork Embroidery 
Bunka Shishu 
Canvas work 
Counted-thread embroidery 
Crewel embroidery 
Cross-stitch (can mean the particular stitch or a style of embroidery) 
Drawn thread work 
Free embroidery 
Hardanger embroidery 
Jacobean embroidery 
Tush kyiz (Kyrgyzstan) 
Whitework ?


Embroidery History

?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
historical information.

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

Cutwork Embroidery

Deerfield Embroidery

Hardanger embroidery

Mountmellick embroidery

Pennsylvania Dutch embroidery

Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Counted-thread 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.?
Read more here:

Embroidery Supplies

Embroidery Online provides a complete selection of embroidery supplies.

More Embroidery Supplies

Embroidery links.

Embroidery Stitches

Embroidery Terms

Embroidery Machinery Directory

Embroidery equipment

Online embroidery industry resources


List of 13 Wonderful Creative Embroidery Books

Embroidery Magazines

Embroidery Newsletter

Superior Threads Newsletter
Category: newsletter
Frequency: monthly
Description: Embroidery newsletter. Educational. Monthly specials
available only to newsletter recipients.

Embroidery Blog

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

Embroidery Tradeshows


Affiliate programs:

Artistic Thread Works

Mushroom Monday Screen Printing & Embroidery
Affiliate Program

H&H Creations of Custom Embroidery affiliate program

Thread Artist's Affiliates Program

Search terms used: 
Embroidery resources, links, stitches, affiliates, basic, newsletters,
associations, history, definition, supplies, machinery, equipment,
patterns, designs, events

I hope you find this information useful!

Best regards,
larryeber-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Outstanding research and exactly what I asked for!  Thanks!

Subject: Re: Ebroidery
From: bobbie7-ga on 24 Jul 2005 18:50 PDT
Thank you for the tip!
Subject: Re: Ebroidery
From: larryeber-ga on 25 Jul 2005 08:41 PDT
I want say that I am thoughly impressed with the quality of the work
provided by bobbie7.  I also want to state that I accidentally
selected 4 stars vice the 5 stars that I had intended.
Subject: Re: Ebroidery
From: bobbie7-ga on 25 Jul 2005 09:55 PDT

I'm happy that you are pleased with my research. It's nice to know
that you meant to rate my work with 5 stars.


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