"Mind is everything: muscle, pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. "
- Paavo Nurmi
“Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that – one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Embroidery is the art of making designs on fabric with stitches sewn directly onto the material. The word embroidery came from the French word broderie meaning embellishment. It is said to be originated in Orient and the Middle East. Embroidered clothing is considered a mark of wealth and status in many countries like India, Persia, Japan, China, and medieval Europe.
The very first embroidery machine invented was a hand the embroidery machine that was developed in France. In hand embroidery, patterns and pictures are decorated on fabric with needle and thread. But with the advent of computer embroidery machine, the designs are decided before and fed into the computer and are then drawn onto the fabric with the help of CAD software.
Now with social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest gaining huge popularity, hand embroidery is bouncing back into the game again. The artists have a medium to share their work and get a chance to connect with their audience. Hand embroidery allows you to use your creativity at best and create unique designs and patterns. It gives artists more freedom to experiment with the designs.
Earlier the materials used for embroidery were silk, wool, linen for both fabric and yarn. But now cotton and rayon are also used along with the traditional fabric materials. It is believed that embroidery exists from the time when a man came to know about using fabrics.
There are numerous embroidery designs out there and you should know about the trendy ones. Here are some of the most popular embroidery designs that you must try.
1. Embroidered Art Silk Saree
Saree is the main attire of Indian women. They look most beautiful in a saree. There are various types of sarees available and Indian women love embroidery designs. Embroidery designs on saree have been always in the trend and still continue to be one of the favourites. The detailed embroidery work on a silk saree makes it look gorgeous.
2. 3D Embroidery Blouse
Embroidery designs have evolved with time and you can witness the best of them on blouses. These days women prefer to wear more fancy blouses which are highly decorated and attractive. A 3D embroidery blouse tops the game because they look unique and classy.
When you hear autumn you think of cool winds, dry leaves falling from trees and soothing weather. Autumnal embroidery designs perfectly give you the season’s vibe. They are detailed and beautiful.
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5. Kitchen Engraving
Are you looking for some fancy and cool designs for your kitchen fabrics? The solution to your problem is here! Brighten up your kitchen with these embroidery designs.
It’s a trend to decorate your house with the most unique things. You pay a lot of money to the interior decorators to make your house look different from others. Homebody embroidery designs are one of the easiest ways of decorating your homes with simple and detailed designs.
7. Vintage Doily Large
These designs give a royal feel and look elegant. The little wheater-shaped leaflets look like small flowers. These designs are a perfect choice for your cushion covers, table cloth, jar covers, bedsheets, and curtains.
8. Aqua Marine
Aqua Marine embroidery design looks very sophisticated and decent. These designs are inspired by ‘Under the Sea’ theme and include sea-turtles, shells, jellyfish, seahorse, octopus and many more.