Embroidery is essentially decorating a garment with a needle and thread. It’s been a staple in making garments look great for thousands of years and is most definitely an artform in itself. For most of history embroidery was done painstakingly by hand, until Josue Heilmann invented the first sewing machine in 1846. In the decades that followed, the course of an entire industry shifted and nowadays embroidery can be achieved with pinpoint accuracy, thanks to computers and dedicated software. This means logos, words, and imagery can all be embroidered with absolute clarity. On the opposite end, there’s been a growing hand embroidery movement over the last few years, returning the creative craft to the handmade.