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Embroidery & it’s types


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Embroidery is a craft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread. This PPT speaks about Embroidery and its types categorized according to the stitches and threads being used. It also includes some basic Embroidery Tips for beginners. We also have to adapt to new technologies like Embroidery Digitizing, which requires less time and is cost effective. For more information about Embroidery and Digitizing click here :

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Embroidery & it’s types

  1. 1. Embroidery & It’s Types By Jeff Hernandez
  2. 2. What is Embroidery? • Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread. • Experts believe that this craft made on cloth lasts long and makes the fabric look attractive and .
  3. 3. Types Of Embroidery • Embroidery is categorized by technique, era or needlework appearance.
  4. 4. Stitch Defined Embroidery Types •Stitches play an important role in the way an embroidery might look. •Embroidery is therefore classified according to the stitches used in it. •Artists may make use of various stitches according to the desired outlook and the fabric being used.
  5. 5. Crazy Work • This type of Embroidery follows the stitching lines of the fabric which branch off in different directions.
  6. 6. Cut Work • Cut work is the technique of cutting small areas of fabric and embroidering around them. • It consists of buttonhole stitching with back stitching.
  7. 7. Jacobean Embroidery • One of the forms of Jacobean Embroidery was Crewel Work. • It is a form of surface embroidery worked with wool.
  8. 8. Thread defined Embroidery Types • The thread used in Embroidery defines its type. • Artists use fibers ranging from silk to wool in their projects.
  9. 9. Silk Embroidery • When you want to produce a smooth, shiny texture use silk embroidery. • Using silk ribbon embroidery gives a unique look.
  10. 10. Wool Embroidery • Embroidery which are rooted in folk art traditions are often done in wool threads. • Wool threads are used in Jacobean or crewel embroidery.
  11. 11. Cotton Embroidery • Artisans produce embroidery with cotton embroidery floss, including white work, black work, counted cross stitch.
  12. 12. Medium Defined Embroidery • Huckaback is a fabric with a raised weave that accommodates delicate, geometric stitches.
  13. 13. Embroidery Stitching Tips • Prevent the thread from twisting while you stitch by turning your needle. • Drop the needle and let it hang freely, if thread gets twisted while stitching. • Avoid running the threads at back of fabric. • If the stitch is too loose the stitch will appear limp and if the stitch is pulled too tightly the fabric will pucker.
  14. 14. Enhancing your Embroidery • In Machine Embroidery, designs are created using digital technology. • Nowadays embroidery digitizing is in boom. • It is cost effective and provides more perfect finishing of final product. • Using the newer technologies will not only enhance the look and feel of embroidery, but also reduce the time and efforts that one would spend on creating it.
  15. 15. Benefits Of Embroidery Digitizing • By Embroidery Digitizing, your cloth or your product get a more beautiful look. • Embroidery digitizing requires less time and is cost effective. • It gives more efficiency and precision while duplication.
  16. 16. Summary • With the introduction to various types of embroidery, it is seen that it is no more a small field. • Apart from the manual embroidery that took days to complete, there are many more techniques and ways which we can adopt and change our way to get a more quality output.
  17. 17. Sources • Types-of-Embroidery-/10000000177631830/g.html • embroidery-stitches/ • the-Stitches/Embroidery-Stitches.aspx • http://www.victorian-embroidery-and- • olutedigitizing/Hand_Embroidery_Stitches_One_Must _Be_Aware_Of
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