National Embroidery Month

close up of woman hand embroidering a woman with headdress

Embroidery is a craft most notably mastered by the early Egyptians, as well as the Chinese in the Zhou Dynasty of China. From generation to generation, the art of stitching has reached a new height in popularity among hobbyists.

In the early days, the type of embroidery and the fabric that was used indicted a certain economic level relative to society. While this craft is now more accessible today than ever before, it remains as a productive hobby all the same.

All types of embroidery started with hand embroidery. From this, people have invented so many other techniques such as machine embroidery, weaving, cross stitching, and many more. Today, there are millions of hobbyists that are fond of hand embroidery. To get started today, all you need is a thimble, fabric, thread, a pattern, and a variety of needles!