Embroidery & Embellishment

Embroidery and embellishment have long been used not only as a form of art but as a tool of education.

GirlsĀ  learned their letters and numbers while creating “samplers” of many embroidery stitches honing their sewing skill as well as their mind.

Ancient robes were sometimes embellished with jewels, stones and precious metals by surrounding them with fine stitchery in order to attach them to a base of sturdy fabric that could then be worn by the owner who not only looked fancy but held his wealth closely for security.