Embroidery - A Thriving Art Form
Embroidery has been with us for many years,
although it takes a number of forms. It's very popular these
days with people who enjoy needlework. Most of us aren't aware
many ways there are to embroider, nor do we know all the innovations
Embroidery is basically adding colorful threads to fabric
in order to create a design. If you purchase an item of clothing
embellished with embroidery it was probably done by a machine,
as embroidery can take a very long time to do by hand. Most
embroidery is done with the help of a pattern, although there
are many people who can do it without.
Embroidery is a relatively inexpensive hobby as the patterns,
thread, and needles don't cost very much. It's fun and creative
to add some color and design to clothing, tablecloths, napkins,
blankets, and virtually any fabric, without going into debt.
Patterns are easy to find as well. There are hundreds of websites
offering patterns; some you can mail order and others you
can just print from your home computer.
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
Now, if embroidery is getting your attention, then you should
give a try because of the satisfying experience it provides.
You can learn the basics at your nearest local community college.
The basics can be easily learned initially by doing simple
designs and patterns. Once you learn the basics of stitching
on cloths and designing embroidery, you can develop the rest
on your own if you are creative.
Another idea is to check for embroidery conventions and craft
fairs by looking for sites on the Internet. They will also
have links to some excellent embroidery sites where you can
even download free or discounted patterns.
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 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:
Pearl Mertens runs a very interesting website at RC
Embroidery, there's a wealth of knowledge on the website,
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