NATIONAL EMBROIDERY MONTH
National Embroidery Month in February recognizes the talented stitchers who put 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 the niche handmade items and artwork that commercial embroidery just doesn’t create. Two of the best embroidery skills celebrated together.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Share your favorite embroidery items during February. 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! Use #NationalEmbroideryMonth to share on social media.
National Embroidery Month began in 1992 to promote commercial monogramming and embroidery. However, since then, the observance has spread to hobbyists, museum enthusiasts, and the commercial endeavors.
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