Embroidery Glossary

Embroidery Glossary

Bird names

There are 4 names in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Editing:
Changing aspects of a design via a computerized editing program. Most programs allow the user to scale designs up or down, edit stitch by stitch or block by block, merge lettering with the design, move aspects of the design around, combine designs, and insert or edit machine commands.
Embroidery point:
Unit of measurement in embroidery, in which 10 points equals 1 mm.
Embroidery:
Decorative stitching on fabric. Generally involves non-lettered designs but can also include lettering and/or monograms. Evidence of embroidery exists during the reign of Egyptian pharaohs, in the writings of Homer and from the Crusaders of the 12th century. Evolved from handwork to manual sewing machines and from handlooms and schiffli machines with hundreds of needles to high-speed, computerized multi-head machines.
Expanded Format:
A design program in which individual stitches in a design have been specifically digitized for a certain size. Designs punched in this format cannot generally be enlarged or reduced more than 10% to 20% without distortion, because stitch count remains constant.