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Definition of Embroidery


  1. Needlework used to enrich textile fabrics, leather, etc.; also, the art of embroidering.
  2. Diversified ornaments, especially by contrasted figures and colors; variegated decoration.

Embroidery Quotations

Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
R. Buckminster Fuller

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
Mao Zedong

If you take away print and embroidery, you have to challenge yourself a bit more on the cut.
Joseph Altuzarra

My go-to gifts are scarves from my friend Matin Maulawizada's nonprofit organization, Afghan Hands, which supports disenfranchised women in Afghanistan. In exchange for their beautiful embroidery, the women are given financial aid and classes in math and literacy. The scarves are all stunning and one of a kind.
Claire Danes

When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
Lynn Abbey
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Embroidery Translations

embroidery in German is Stickerei
embroidery in Norwegian is broderi
embroidery in Swedish is broderi
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