What is embroidery?

  • (noun): Decorative needlework.
    Synonyms: fancywork
    See also — Additional definitions below


Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Embroidery is most often recommended for caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, stockings, and golf shirts. Embroidery is available with a wide variety of thread or yarn color.

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Some articles on embroidery:

St. Gallen Embroidery - Embroidery Today
... Although embroidery no longer has the significance for the region as at the beginning of the last century, it is still an economic factor ... Embroidery machine producing companies such as Benninger AG are among the larger employers in the region ... In the city itself embroidery products are, in addition to the traditional fashion show on the CSIO and the "OFFA Frühlings- und Trendmesse St ...
St. Gallen Embroidery
... Gallen embroidery refers to embroidery products from the city and the region of St ... The region was once the largest and most important export area for embroidery ... Around 1910 the embroidery production was the largest export branch of the Swiss economy with 18 percent of the overall export value ...
St. Gallen Embroidery - Working Conditions
... Initially, embroidery was primarily or even almost exclusively women's work, this changed abruptly with the introduction of embroidery machines ... and even grandparents had to work at the embroidery machines, in order to earn enough to survive ... Also, the rough work of a farmer was not conducive for the fine embroidery work, so that many of these agricultural enterprises could only perform coarser ...
Lijiang City - Nearby
... famous for the Baisha Fresco and the Naxi Hand-made Embroidery Institute.The Fresco was made in the Ming Dynasty 600 years ago, the Naxi Hand-made Embroidery ... There are many Naxi embroidery masters, teachers, students and local farmers there ... They are very nice and friendly, meanwhile, many gorgeous and incredible embroidery arts can be found there ...

More definitions of "embroidery":

  • (noun): Elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail.
    Synonyms: embellishment

Famous quotes containing the word embroidery:

    It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honour, and fictitious benevolence.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)