Embroidery is the art of ornament flexible surfaces using textile strands. It is a very old technique that we reference already in old age, in the great empires of the time (Egypt and Mesopotamia) Although any part of the time will not be preserved. Usually silk, wool or linen are used to carry out embroidery, although this is not an exhaustive list. On the other hand, throughout history embroideries have suffered certain evolution being able to differentiate several types according to its relief, material and/or layout of figures that represent. Taking into account the relief, we can distinguish between the embroidered smooth, enhancement and application or overlap.
While the first barely protrude from the piece on which are embroidered, of enhancement are characterized by much relief. Finally, those of onlay are made off the workpiece to be sewn to it later. In response to the material that has been used to compose them, embroideries are distinguished into several types being the most common silk and gold. By the way is They distinguish three types of embroidery: contour, the isolated and the full. As we can assume for the designation of each type, the third will be the most complete, while in the first figure will be less embroidered.
Thus, outline embroidery, only marks the outline and some of the internal lines (major) of the figure. In the isolated, in addition to the above, is filled with stripes and points the fabric part of the location of the embroidered figure. Finally, on the full, all drawing is embroidered in full. To finish with the classification (ignoring list the difference by the sewing point since they are almost infinite) we can point the distinction of the embroidery on their grounds, and may be these ornamental, the most common, or imagery, those who form portraits (for example). This classification is far from exhaustive but serves to situate ourselves in the wonderful world of embroidery, an ancient art, whose beauty is beyond all doubt, that still remains in force and to which resorted in an infinite number of occasions to decorate our garments (shirts, jerseys) and accessories (hats, scarves). And if you don’t believe it, go to your closet and take a look, sure that you sorprendeis.