When it comes to creativity and handmade decoration-embroidery is the real art. A needle, thread, canvas and your creative mind is everything you need to do the embroidery. The embroidery was famous in the past when women used to decorate their clothes and furniture in order not to be ordinary, but now the trend is back! With itembroidery you can express your creativity and skills and make your things unique and also renew them.
The embroidery in the history
This technique is one of those processes in fashion design that gives it the form of high art. The historical beginnings geographically locate this technique in China. There it was used as a decorative process in the production of the most luxurious clothing. During the Middle Ages, it found its application in the production of unique clothing and in Europe as a reflection of perfectionism in fashion design. Later, in the period of the 18th century, the embroidery technique became the main preoccupation of the elite fashion circles, as a synonym for dedication and luxury. France and Spain are defined as the leading fashion centers where this technique was the most developed and the most attention was paid to it.
The embroidery technique
Embroidery on canvas is certainly the most popular. We can certainly embroider on other materials. The most common base we use is plain canvas, and we can also choose printed canvas. The one that has a gentle pattern is more suitable, so that the embroidered motif comes to the fore. It goes very well with applications. We transfer the motif to the canvas with the help of appropriate accessories such as markers and motif transfer paper. When working, we use appropriate needles and threads for embroidery. Embroidery needles have a sharp end.
The thread is composed of 6 strands. We can embroider with all six or use only three, two or one thread. The thread for embroidery is no longer than 50 cm, since a thread that is too long gets tangled and knots are made. A beautiful embroidered work is one that is made with equal stitches. When working, we must be careful not to tighten the threads and that the length of the connections is always the same. We can put the embroidery canvas in the embroidery hoop, which is optional. Other thing, we must not cut the material we are embroidering, to the exact size we need before we start embroidering. We cut it only when the embroidery is completely finished and the canvas is ironed.
Important things that you should know
We always start the embroidery from the back side. When we start it, we leave a little extra thread, in order to tie a knot with some yarn. We finish the embroidery in the same way. During connections, the needle is always up, in our sight. The place from where we start the embroidery is optional.
For example you can decorate the sleeves of your shirt with some floral or folklore design that would suit your taste, so they will be unique and trendy at the same time. Another thing that you can decorate are the edges of your cushions. Yes-it looks creative and refreshes your furniture, and you can write your name in order to personalize the objects which is also unique and looks so creative. Here in the pictures below we have placed some suggestions on embroidery ideas and designs that will help you decorate, personalize and make your things unique and refreshed!
Imagination + art= creation!