Variegated thread embroidery

What is variegated thread? This refers to the 6-strand embroidery thread and other embroidery threads with more than one color in the same skein- usually with the colors gradually moving from light to dark but it can also have contrasting colors or a melange of different colors. In most variegated thread the colors blend gradually …

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Gota Patti work

In the Indian State of Rajasthan, for special days and even on ordinary days each girl dresses like she is a princess. Her clothes will be embellished with beautiful embroidery designs, mirror work, and an ornamental metallic colored applique work which is called Gota Patti ( Lappe ka kaam ). Gotta Patti refers to a …

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Brazilian Embroidery

Brazilian embroidery is a very colorful embroidery technique in which traditional embroidery stitches are used to work floral designs in multicolors. In this style of embroidery dimensional floral designs are worked with a very shiny thread to create stunning works of art. From what I have read, I do not think that this embroidery has …

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Tambour embroidery / Aari work

I always marvelled at the speed with which some of the embroiderers who work on high end fashion garments attach bead and do embroidery. I could only see their needles moving at the speed of light and thought they were magicians. They are, now I know. You need magical patience for learning how to do …

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Mukeish Work

Mukesh work is a metallic embroidery work done with a special thin flattened metallic thread. It is originally from the region Lucknow in India (State of Uttar Pradesh). The work looks as if small metal pieces are embedded in the fabric. The original way the Mukeish work is done by traditional craftsmen of India is …

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Redwork Embroidery

  Redwork work embroidery is a simple embroidery technique in which outlines of designs are made with stem stitch in only red embroidery thread. It is usually done on white cotton fabric. In this embroidery, simple drawings depicting nature, animals, women in hoop skirts, houses, etc are used and the outlines of these shapes are …

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