TAKE ME BACK TUESDAY - Vintage Embroidery - well, I got to looking at some embroidery yesterday after I posted about a current designer Liz Payne. And it started to TAKE ME BACK to my Grandma's house! Haha, her embroidered dish towels, napkins, hankies, tablecloths. I remember bright little flowers, fun figures, birds....very happy accents to crisp, white linens! - The art of embroidery has been found world-wide and several early examples have been found. Works in China have been dated to the Warring States period (5th–3rd century BC). In a garment from Migration period Sweden, roughly 300–700 AD, the edges of bands of trimming are reinforced with running stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, tailor's buttonhole stitch, and whip-stitching, but it is uncertain whether this work simply reinforced the seams or should be interpreted as decorative embroidery. - Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Today, embroidery is most often seen on caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, stockings, and golf shirts. Embroidery is available with a wide variety of thread or yarn color.