Preface. 1. Art of Embroidery. 2. Tools for Sewing. 3. Zig-Zag Stitch. 4. Embroidery Stitches. 5. Thread Embroidery Stitches. 6. Embellishment and Applique. 7. Ribbon Work. 8. Ribbon Embroidery. 9. Crewel Embroidery. 10. Surface Embroidery. 11. Use of Threads in Embroidery. 12. Hand Embroidery. 13. Gold Art Embroidery. 14. Goldwork Techniques.
Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yearn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Embroideries have been arranging embroidery stitches on fabric to create beautiful designs and pictures. Although an old art form, embroidery is an ever-growing craft that continues to grow in popularity. Working with crewel embroidery stitches was a popular needlecraft of the 1970s and 80s. For the past few decades counted cross-stitch has enjoyed resurgence, as one of the most popular forms of embroidery.(jacket)