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7 Amazing Facts For Embroidery Enthusiasts

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Aparna Jaiswal

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"We are all something, but none of us are everything. "

- Blaise Pascal

 

  • Bayeux Tapestry

 

bayeux embroidery

 

Bayeux Tapestry is the best example of embroidery in the world. It is present in Northern France at the Bretagne museum. This tapestry is 70 meters long and 50 centimeters high. It’s a very famous tourist attraction which depicts the events of the Battle of Hastings, the Norman Conquest of England from 1066, one of the important battles of European history. People who love art and embroidery visit here to see the beautiful and intricate designs of Bayeux Tapestry.

 

  • Ancient Art 

 

ancient embroidery

 

Historians say that in the 3rd Century, during the Warring States period, silk thread was being used in chain stitches in China. Also, a few pieces of evidence show that embroidery was done on the hunting items too.

 

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  • Higher Social Status

 

gold embroidery

 

Embroidery was considered as a sign of high social status in early societies. Embroidery was done on handkerchiefs, footwears, swords, knives, robes and horse trappings. Gold and silver threads were used by craftsmen to give the rich feel and texture. 

 

  • Hand Stitches 

 

         There are mainly five types of hand stitches. They are – 

 

  • Running Stitches

 

Running stitches

 

The stitches run through the fabric up and down generally in a line to fix the sides of the fabric.

 

  • Ladder Stitches

 

ladder stitches

 

These types of stitches are also called blind stitches and are used to create invisible seams.

          

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  • Cross Stitches

 

cross stitches

 

 These stitches are used for decorating fabric.

 

  • Whip Stitches

     whip stitches

 

These are used for fixing patches.

 

  • Back Stitches

 Back stitches

 

It’s similar to running stitches and is one of the strongest stitches. They are called so because the stitch is made back to the previous stitch to avoid any spaces between the stitches.

 

 

  • Wooden Embroidery

 

wooden embroidery

 

Wooden embroidery is a treat to watch. The beautiful intricate embroidered designs are made on the wood by drilling holes on it and carving out designs on them. They look elegant and amazing. It’s a very easy and unique way of designing. 

 

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  •  Machine Embroidery

 

machinee embroidery

 

Machine embroidery came in the 18th century in England. It was kind of a revolution in embroidery. The designs were made using machine looms and women who did embroidery by hand.

 

  • Embroidery Digitization

 

digitized embroidery

 

Around thirty years ago, the first software was developed and brought digitization in the embroidery sector. The software consisted of a magnetic board with a digitizing tablet that was connected to a computer. Artists used to draw the points on the board to make the required designs.

 

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