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Embroidery is the needlework craft of decorating a fabric with designs stitched in strands of thread or yarn using a needle. Other materials may also be incorporated into the Embroidery such as metal strips, pearls, beads, feathers and sequins.

Embroidery is a craft that has been passed down through the years usually from grandmother to grandaughter and mother to daughter, in the days before television this was seen as a conventional and pleasing past time and this is still so today.

Embroidery is an activity mainly carried on in the home, but with many local groups meeting together, to share ideas. Exhibitions and competitions are held across the country throughout the year attracting thousands of visitors.

With the basics being easy to learn, this safe and satisfying craft is both useful and an artistic craft that is suitable and compelling to a wide age range from young children to the elderly.

A fine embroidery is a true work of art, to create such pieces takes a life time of practise and sowing experience. necessary abilities to posses to create the finest of embroidery are; good sight, nimble fingers and patience. Start simple.

Embroidery is the adornment of a piece of fabric, clothing, table cloths and pillow cases or cushions being commonly used subjects. the embroidery can range from a small strategically placed motive, to a heavily worked piece covering the whole garment (religious or ceremonial robes being good examples of this). There are patterns available to follow or give inspiration on every subject imaginable. The secret is to start simple, do not take on something beyond your capabilities,

Embroidery is an activity that can be undertaken when the mood takes you, often pieces remain unfinished for long periods before being returned too. Embroidery like the work of an artist becomes a passion that you hate to put down, and cant wait to get back to.

Embroidery can be a relaxing pastime to be enjoyed by the individual and admired by the family and friends, or it can be a highly competitive activity. With competitions held locally, nationally and internationally.

Closely Related Activities
Cross Stitch 164, Knitting 352, Lace making 354, Needle Craft 442, Patchwork 459, Quilting 480, Tapestry 600, Crochet 780.

As in embroidery the item to be adorned is already owned, the only costs are the cost of the thread or silk and any embellishment incorporated into the work. this is completely of the embroideress choice. Simple patterns can be obtained from a few pence each.

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