Embroidery has been one of the most common and long known needle work and has been in vogue for ages. Times have changed and so have these arts become quite difficult and exquisite but even now there are many people who are dedicated towards Embroidery. With the use of advanced machines embroidery has become very cost-effective and time efficient but still hand embroidery remains as the best. It’s value is greater than the machine-made embroidery. Hand embroidery designs are quite handy as they can be done on any fabric and for any occasion. It can be a great way to pass time as well as learn a great art.
Embroidery is just like cross stitch a handmade craft which has been so much a part of our lives that we may not even notice it. However, when a shirt or skirt features fancy stitching or cross stitch, when a baseball cap has a stitched logo, or when a sweater is monogrammed, embroidery is the cause. Granted, this kind is machine embroidery design, but beautiful stitching is also possible through the age old art of hand embroidery.
Embroidery for a beginner should start with a small design that uses mostly outline, cross and lazy daisy stitches. These embroidery patterns are the easiest stitches to master. The embroidery item may use satin stitch, but embroidery design should only be in small areas. Veteran embroiderers may want to tackle a project that is made mostly from satin stitch, but satin stitch embroidery is strictly for those who have mastered it.
Before starting to knit it helps us understand in advance about everything-related-knit knit itself. In the previous article Free knitting for beginners has been explained about Understanding Differences Crochet crochet with knitting. Further in this article include an explanation of knitting equipment, various types of yarn at the same price range.
The next requisite of hand embroidery is needle. These needles are available in a wide range of sizes from 0 to 10. These embroidery needles are sharp and of medium length. Embroidery patterns are also available in various stores and on various online sources. Different fabrics can be adorned with varied creative patterns. The ancient patterns include stencils or transfer of patterns or designs onto fabrics. The modern days and innovative technology has brought various other ways to create hand embroidery patterns. Today, there are iron on transfer patterns, computer printed patterns, stencils or templates and transfers. Iron on transfer pattern includes patterns that can be ironed on fabrics. Even a tissue paper or transfer pen can be used to transfer a design onto the fabric.