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Lettering by Andrew Haslam

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6.1Embroidery

6.2Flagmaking

6.3Machine embroidery

6.4Cross stitch

6.5Hand knitting

6.6Machine knitting

6.7Rugmaking

6.8Woven letters

 

6.1 Embroidery

Embroidery is the craft of decorating a fabric by stitching threads, yarns, wire, beads, shells or semi-precious stones to its surface. Today the vast majority of embroidered lettering on high-street clothing and sportswear – logos, badges, crests, insignia, slogans, numerals and manga designs – is undertaken by automated machines driven by digital software. Some short runs for designer ranges are machine-embroidered by hand. The traditional craft skills of genuine hand embroidery are preserved in ...

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