Embroidery is the art of working raised and ornamental designs in threads of silk, cotton, gold, silver or other material, upon any woven fabric, with a needle.
There is machine embroidery and hand work. Machine embroidery is a process whereby a sewing machine is used to create patterns on textiles, these machines may have multiple heads and threads.
Hand embroidery is a technique for sewing designs by hand onto a piece of cloth. There are five basic stitches used in hand.
Velvet embroidery :
This fabric looks the best when used for home decor like cushions, lamps, gift packs etc. Their durability and color fastness has increased their demand in the global market and made these a popular designing accessory in the fashion industry.
Phulkari embroidery technique from the Punjab region, literally means flower work which was at one time used as the word for embroidery but in time word " phulkari " is used for variety of designs in the fashion industry.