The moment that man has discovered how to join two pieces of cloth together, then that was when embroidery started. It is embroidery that has  been done in order to give these materials beauty and design.


When you are talking about the 11th to the 13th century, then this is the time where the English embroidery became famous. In ecclesiastical vestments and other clothing is where embroidery was commonly seen. A trend which is  called as goldwork embroidery is what is also being used in this era. It is by suing this process that pure  gold was incorporated not the fabric in order to symbolize fame and wealth. An artist is what embroiderers in this era are being considered and they will also take years to finish their work. It is the worth if gold that is the reason why there are also a number of embroiderers that was burnt. This is also the reason why many of their beautiful creation has never been preserved.


It was because of  the back death that the quality of embroidery feel in the 14th to 15th century. It was this epidemic that wiped out a huge portion of the population of the world. That is also the reason why the skills of the embroidery was never passed n the next generation. Be sure to check out this website at and learn more about machine embroidery.


The era of embroidery extending its application to more than clothing has been started in the 16th to the 17th century. It is during this area that furnishings and lavish clothing already has embroidery as well. It is the blackwork embroidery that has started in this era. It is this kind of process in embroidery that basically uses black silk woven into  a white linen. It is also during this era where the stumpwork embroidery has also been popular. It I also during this period that samples with embroidered design have been passed on from generation to generation.


It was the Chinese elements that have penetrated the western embroidery in the 18th century. Becoming a craft rather  than an art form is what embroider has become during this era.


During the industrial revolution into the 19th century there were already a number of different changes that happened in embroidery. It is during this era that the very first machine for embroidery was made. It was the Berlin wool that has become famous during this time.


In the 20th century, the design of embroidery has shifted to the naturalistic design. It is here that started the shaded silk embroidery. Using delicate colors of  a flat satin stitch on a  linen is what this process is all about.



In today modern time, embroider has been  a combination of modern and traditional design. It is now that you will see traditional stitches that have been placed in modern 3D materials. It s also nowadays that computer designed patterns are also being used.