Such different and unique embroidery: types and techniques of embroidery

Delicate, refined, festive and unique: what characteristics do you associate embroidery with? Probably, we will not be mistaken if we say that with all of the above.

Embroidered clothes will perfectly complement the image of a modern woman or man, boy or girl. And towels and pillows decorated with colored threads will become part of the festive decor and help create a cozy atmosphere at home. At Dallas Shirt Printing we provide t shirt embroidery and the best hat embroidery in Dallas.

Types of embroidery and their features

Embroidery techniques have been perfected by mankind for many centuries. With the development of civilization, the demand for better, brighter and more refined clothes and for even more delicate interior items grew.

Embroidered products are characteristic not only of Ukraine. The richest dynasties of Europe were famous for embroideries. Let’s recall the delicate «Venetian woman». Even on the smallest product made in this complex lace technique, artisans from the island of Burano spend months and even years of work.

The cost of such products is also corresponding – from a thousand and more euros. However, such painstaking work also has «cons» – due to the high labor intensity, there are now few people willing to learn the art of the 14th century. The Italian cities of Florence (bargello technique, embroidery with one vertical stitch) and Assisi (Assisi) are famous for their embroidery techniques.

Today, the traditions of exquisite Italian embroidery are nurtured by leading Italian fashion houses. This year, products with gold embroidered landscapes of Venice were presented by Dolce & Gabbana. Singer Jennifer Lopez wore exquisite clothes from this collection to her performance in New York.

The direction of making tapestries deserves special attention. Royal tapestries from medieval masters have become a world artistic and historical heritage. And today, a skillfully woven tapestry will become the top decoration of any modern house.

The embroidery methods listed above are difficult to perform and require a certain skill from the performers. Therefore, today’s story is about the most common types of embroidery, which can be mastered and performed at home.

Cross stitch

Cross-stitch embroidery is the most popular type of needlework, which, despite fashion trends, does not lose its relevance. Not every region of Ukraine has its own style, favorite patterns and colors of embroidery.

Ukraine is famous for its folk art embroidery. As before, so now, especially in the villages, towels, tablecloths, napkins, and pillowcases are embroidered.

Embroidered women’s and men’s clothes, shirts and blouses are the most popular in everyday life. Such an outfit adds a touch of mystery to the wearer – because the symbolic pattern carries certain messages, and the colors of the threads symbolize natural elements.

Embroidery patterns often symbolize the flora and fauna of their region. Geometric patterns are also widely used.

Two types of embroidery cross are used – single and double, which is also called Bulgarian. Crosses are embroidered with straight stitches. The cross is embroidered on fabrics of linen weaving or on a special mesh fabric.

Smooth embroidery

Embroidery is made with oblique or straight stitches, which fill the pattern. Embroidery in this way allows you to use the decorative possibilities of threads and fabric to the fullest. The smoothness can be white or colored. According to the nature of the stitches, the surface can give a one-sided and two-sided pattern. The smoothing technique requires the correct choice of stitch direction and length. The accuracy of the work depends on this.

The smoothness is flat (one-sided, without flooring) and three-dimensional (double-sided, with flooring), white, in the color of the fabric, or multi-colored.

In plain embroidery, stitches «forward needle», «backward needle», «stem», «tambourine», «rococo», as well as special ones (straight, inclined smooth) are used

Lace embroidery (richelier)

Lace embroidery has long been used to decorate underwear. Most often, the technique is used in combination with other types of embroidery (plain embroidery, appliqué, decoration with a seam and a decorative row). Lace embroidery includes the Richelieu technique.

The nets are very diverse, differ in the subtlety of execution and sophistication. In most cases, nets are made with threads matching the color of the fabric, which creates an additional effect for embroidery.

In this type of embroidery, a narrow smooth stitch, a wide smooth stitch, a three-dimensional smooth stitch, and decorative stitches are used. Richelieu can be made on a variety of fabrics – delicate and dense.

Cord embroidery

Cord embroidery is one of the simplest, yet one of the most spectacular. Cords of various structures can be used in combination with other types of embroidery (embroidery with pearls, needlework), to frame fragments of embroidery, to become an addition to an application.

For such embroidery, you can use not only ready-made threads, but also hand-twisted from silk and other threads. Cords also come in twisted, braided, flat, round, etc.