When you are on the hunt looking for a renowned decorations expert, the last thing you worry about is the type of work they provide to their customers. Of course, if they are notoriously famous, they are because of their work.
In modern times, decoration experts are known for providing logo embroidery, screen printing, DTG (Direct to Garment), heat pressing, and other forms of printing techniques available in the market. But among all these forms, embroidery is the oldest and the most in-demand.
If you are new in this circa, then there is a lot that you need to know about logo embroidery and other decoration types. But we will get back to all of that later. This blog is mainly focused on experienced embroidery aficionados, interested in gaining a little more.
Even though a lot is present about logo embroidery online, today, I will be discussing all the amazing facts about embroidery that not many people know, where it originally came from? How the embroidery process transformed, and what changes were made to comply with the existing trends?
So without any further delay, let us take a look at some of the most exciting facts about logo embroidery.
- Embroidery originates back to the ancient times
In ancient times, the embroidery was considered as an art that not many could master. People have been looking into embroidery since its early days and making unique innovations to keep it relevant in the market. In the early times, humans learned the skill of threading bones, shaping them into beads and necklaces. The bones were either extracted from an animal or a plant fiber to keep it a synthetic look.
Back in the days, humans also explored the methods of stitching to design garments and found exciting ways to improve the methods. By transforming the stitching and threading, they came to a solid conclusion that the two can be used simultaneously to improve the beauty. They used animal bones to design various beads, colorful stones in different shades and designs.
The process was later confirmed in 1964, in Russia, when an archaeological excavation disclosed the remains of Cro-Magnon. His clothes were neatly embroidered with different types of necklaces and beads. The excavation suggested that embroidery was pretty much a dominant aspect back in ancient times and was considered as a form of wealth and luxury among the people.
- The origins of embroidery are still not clear
To this date, it is still not clear how embroidery came into existence. Some researchers argue that embroidered designs were first introduced in China and then later on to the world. In contrast, many historians argue that embroidered designs and artistic patterns were started in Europe.
That being said, historical embroidered craftworks have been stored in the archives and museums originating back to almost 600BC.
If we closely look into the Chinese artifacts from the Zhou Dynasty, silk gauze was designed with a satin-based embroidery thread that not just represented ancient Chinese culture but a true sense of workmanship of that time. Among the ruins, we can also see different wall-based designs crafted from embroidered stones, threads and many more.
European culture is somewhat different but pretty much the same in terms of designing and crafting embroidered things. In the early times, embroidered clothes became a symbol of religious expression, when monks and other religious personalities wore hand-crafted embroidered clothing to create a certain aura of expression.
While the clothes were limited to higher individuals, the designs were later modified for the masses. They created a fashionable society where people can wear colorful clothes to express their freedom.
- Middle-Eastern embroidery is equally famous
From China to Europe, embroidery soon entered the Middle Eastern market and instantly became a fashion hit among wealthy Muslims. Cities like Damascus, Cairo, Alexandria, Istanbul reflected heavily on the embroidery culture where women wore beautiful embroidered dresses showcasing unique artwork and designs.
Among the most popular things were dress shirts, shoes, hankies, pelts, belts, calligraphy, and many more. Due to the demand for delicate designs, the cotton industry opened thousands of jobs for the people, thereby creating a significant wave in the Middle Eastern market.
Even today, if you travel to the Arabian cities, you will find the local women wearing traditional embroidered designs depicting the craft and skill of embroiders.