Delicate Stitches by Sylvia specializes in carrying books and
cater to the hand embroidery artisan. We carry designs by Trudy Horne of Collars
Etc., Julia Golson, Jeannie Baumeister, Country Bumpkin Publications and many
more. Our books on hand embroidery range from techniques for the beginner to
advanced needle artisan. Topics on fine hand embroidery, shadow work, whitework,
Silk Ribbon, and more can be found in any of these books. Delicate
Stitches by Sylvia also stocks cotton Floche� thread for fine hand embroidery.
It comes in many colors and a 40 yard skein.
Hand embroidery is the art or handicraft of
decorating fabric or other materials with designs
stitched in strands of thread or yarn using a needle.
Hand embroidery may also incorporate other materials
such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and
sequins. Sewing machines can be used to create machine
Hand embroidery, of one kind or another, is
thousands of years old. It was used in Ancient Egypt to
decorate the hems of royal robes, in tapestries in the
Middle Ages, and in ladies' samplers during the Colonial
and Victorian eras. It continues as an art form today.
Many people are familiar with counted cross stitch - a
cousin to hand embroidery - and it seems that counted
cross stitch has nearly eclipsed it. However, there are
many people who still love to work hand embroidery, and
it decorates wall hangings, pillowcases, quilts and
Hand embroidery is a beautiful art that almost
anyone can learn. It is an art that should be preserved
and well worth learning.