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NATIONAL EMBROIDERY MONTH - February

National Embroidery Month - February

NATIONAL EMBROIDERY MONTH

National Embroidery Month in February recognizes the talented stitchers who turn needle and thread into an art form.

Since ancient times, humans have left their mark on textiles with colorful threads. Some created elaborate works of art woven into tapestries. Others made ceremonial attire for warriors, priests, and the betrothed.

Over time, embroidery retained its creative expression but also served a commercial purpose, too. Elegant monograms identified business logos cleanly and beautifully. Bold artwork stood out on jackets and caps.

And still, in the arts and crafts world, embroidery filled a niche of handmade items and artwork that commercial embroidery just doesn’t create. Two of the best embroidery skills celebrated together.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalEmbroideryMonth

Celebrate National Embroidery Month by sharing your favorite embroidery items. If you embroider, then you are challenged to create a new piece to share. Find some new colorful threads and patterns to try and get creating! You can also:

  • Teach someone to embroider.
  • Take up embroidery for the first time.
  • Create a one-of-a-kind design.
  • Give a gift of embroidery
  • Thank someone who embroiders as a hobby or professionally.

Use #NationalEmbroideryMonth to share on social media.

NATIONAL EMBROIDERY MONTH HISTORY

National Embroidery Month began in 1992 to promote commercial monogramming and embroidery. However, since then, the observance has spread to hobbyists, museum enthusiasts, and commercial endeavors.