Embroidery adorn clothing, accessories, household items.
Types of embroidery very much.
One of the most famous embroidery stitches is the cross.
To perform beautiful work, it is necessary to choose the right yarn and fabric.
Typically, a cross embroidered on the canvas.
Embroidery - one of the oldest ways to decorateclothing and household items. Embroidery people doing since prehistoric times. Although the oldest embroidery patterns found in ancient China, there is evidence that wearing embroidered clothes in ancient Egypt and in Greece and in Rome.
Types of embroidery
Types of embroidery very much. But diversity can be divided into three large groups. The first group, perhaps the biggest - is the embroidery on the fabric tightly bed, covering all or part of the basis, as required by the pattern. The second - the so-called "line" or embroidery, complemented slots, why it is the mesh pattern. The third group - it is embroidery on fabric thinned or even on the grid. These include all kinds of openwork, lace, etc.
Embroidery may be hand or machine. Products made by hand, of course, are valued higher.
Embroidery - somewhere between craft and art. The work requires perseverance, considerable skill and presence of artistic taste. Not for any kind of craft can take a beginner.
Usually the first thing that master embroiderers - thiscross-stitch. It will be available, and other joints. For example, the chain stitch made many folk patterns on towels and valances. For garment decoration suit embroidery satin stitch.
Description of seams - the subject of a separate, not a single article. But it makes sense to stay on the materials that are needed for embroidery.
Materials for embroidery
First of all, for the work required drawings of patterns, good scissors, different sets of needles, embroidery frame.
One of the most important attributes are the thread. They can be anything: linen, cotton, silk, wool. In some cases, can come and synthetic threads, although skilled embroiderers prefer natural materials.
Linen thread are not used often. Basically, if embroidered in the same color as the base, it turns out the so-called white embroidery.
Silk thread is quite difficult to work, but the products, embroidered with silk embroidery is very beautiful.
Wool yarns create a soft and voluminous drawing. They are used quite often and embroidery cross, and when the other joints.
The most commoncotton threads. And most of all - all known to floss. They can be purchased at any clothing store. The choice is usually quite large, and the color and quality, and price.
Finally, it is important to choose a suitable basis for work.
In principle, you can embroider on anything: and in the skin, and the felt. You can embroider and coarse fabrics, and most subtle. Even the cardboard, in some cases amiss.
However, it should stay on the fabric, which is specially designed for embroidery. This canvas.
There are several varieties of the canvas. There is an outline that resembles a conventional plain weave fabric, except that it is somewhat more equal interlacing. On a large canvas paintings are executed with a very large number of crosses. It is clear that taking up such work already skilled embroiderers.
Often used with a sparse outlineinterlacing, forming cells, and which are laid stitches. This canvas is also not the same. It has a number: the higher the number, the smaller the cells. Accordingly, the same drawing, executed on the canvas different rooms, you get different sizes.
There is still a very tough canvas with large cells. It is used for embroidery, such as pillows and called "stramin".
Recently there was a plastic canvas, it is used to perform curly embroideries souvenirs.
A plastic canvas can be used for children's creativity. When working with a canvas require a larger needle and thread thicker than when a conventional embroidery on canvas.
Of course, this is not an exhaustive descriptionmaterials for embroidery, they are much more. But know this, choose something most suitable for their own craft can only be taking up the concrete practice.