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Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric (or other materials) using a needle to apply thread or yarn of varying thicknesses. Embroidery may also use pearls, beads, and other decorative baubles.

In the Middle Kingdom, we have The Honorable Company of Embroiderers

Styles of Embroidery

  • Couching/Laidwork
  • Freeform
    • Opus Anglicanum
  • Monochrome
    • Blackwork
    • Whitework
  • Goldwork
  • Applique
  • Counted Thread
  • Openwork
  • Padded work
    • Stumpwork
  • Pleated/Smocking
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