What is pattern designing or drafting?

The Brothers Embroidery Machine is a perfect device for any embroider. Each machine has the ultimate advanced needle threading system. With the push of a lever, the threading is complete and both eyes and fingers receive a needed break.

All machines have built-in stitching, embroidery and design fonts to tackle any embroiders fancy. A USB port allows for designs to be transferred from your laptop straight onto the device. Onboard editing also allows for any last-minute colour changes. This port also makes it possible to download free embroidery designs to use on the machine.

What is embroidery?

One of the oldest art forms on earth, embroidery dates back to around 30000BC. Embroidery is decorative needlework on materials or clothing using thread, silk or yarn. 

These embellishments add designs onto pieces of cloth for beautification. Originally stitched by hand, embroidery was used to decorate ancient clothing all over the world. Seeds, beads and gems also form part of embroidery and are sometimes stitched into patterns to elevate designs. One of the oldest known pieces of embroidery was found from circa 1076. 

The tapestry tells the story of the Norman Conquest of England. In modern times hand embroidery has slowly become part of the past. Machines now exist for custom embroidery services with free brother embroidery downloads available across the internet. Embroidery comes in many styles. Crewelwork is a heavily textured art. 

Mainly used for decorative images, known for its durability. Cross-stitching has a more uniformed look. Whilst stumpwork is used to get a 3D like feel of embellishments.

Why is it important?

As a traditional pastime, the art of embroidery is important to cultural design. This art is an age-old tradition that has been passed down through the ages. Embroidery forms a part of many cultural celebrations. 

Be it weddings, funerals or any other pastimes, this needle artwork is an integral part of many traditions.  The use of embellishments on garments adds richness. Not to mention colour and texture to pieces in durable fashion. Companies or businesses turn to embroidery when branding merchandise with their logos. This keeps artwork lasting for longer and appear more striking.

Tips and Reminders when starting with embroidery

Embroidery can be a tricky hobby at first. Once you’ve utilised these tips and tricks it will be that much easier.

  1. Short string is a must. Anything too long and you’ll suffer from embroider knots.
  2. To avoid a messy finish, layer your material to hide excess thread.
  3. Tension is a must. Use the right size embroidery ring for the best hand embroidery results.
  4. Work at it everyday. The skill won’t come over night, so set aside time each day for practice.
  5. Go visual. It is always easier to embroider successfully when you have a good idea of  what you’re going for.
  6. Use colour. Embroidery is beautiful when in contrast. Try playing with contrasting colours for a more eye catching aesthetic.
  7. Get fancy with it. Explore more styles with your embroidery. There are no rules. Use any colours and designs you see fit
  8. Use the right needle. Research the correct needle for your desired design. This will make your work less susceptible to mistakes.
  9. Start small. Don’t bite off more than you can chew! Start with embroidery patterns for beginners.
  10. Lastly, have fun. Embroidery is a wonderful skill that’s worth enjoying. Remember that you’ll get there! Have fun while you learn.

Embroidery is a beautiful pastime. Found in ancient parts of human tradition, it has been passed down generations. Whether done by hand or machine, embroidery is the perfect hobby for the aesthetically conscious. It can tell stories or paint pictures. It can even denote cultural meanings.

With the Brothers Embroidery Machine, the art is made simple. Embroidering will be made faster and more precise. By making needlework easier, you can get more done. Look forward to textured clothing. A wonderful skill that can turn even the most dated item into a trend. You don’t have to be a fashion designer to get it right. You just need The Brothers Embroidery Machine. 

If embroidery is something you’re interested in, have a look at our sewing-courses here! 


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