History Of Cross Stitching

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Cross Stitching Over hundreds of years old, thousands of patterns created, and hundreds of materials to choose from; cross stitching is one of the oldest ways to embroider a pattern with a needle and thread. Cross stitching starts back to the Tang Dynasty in China during the years 618-906 AD and spread throughout the west during the eleventh century. Many people during that time did not know what cross stitching was until the Chinese introduced it by bringing the needle, thread, and material then showing the people how to create patterns and make pictures at the time. Later in the eleventh century while Spain was under the influence of Islamic culture of the Moors of the years 756- 1492, the work of Blackwork which consists of geometric design…show more content…
Sewing is completed by a thread, a needle, and a piece of material or materials; and the materials are seamed together to create a piece of work, as in pillows, curtains, quilts, blankets, and clothes. The time that a needle conjoined two types of fabric or material with a machine was around the year 1755 (Herzberg). By saving time and money, the sewing machine was invented and evolved the way people made clothing to blankets. Instead of taking days to only make roughly around fifty shirts or pants, the people that were employed with jobs that involved sewing and crafting made double what his or her did without a sewing machine. In some ways cross stitching and sewing share similarities. Cross stitching consists of a needle, yarn, canvas, and pattern; when sewing only consists of thread, a needle, and the material needled for the project that is being made to be completed (Knox). Cross stitching and embroidery are almost the same thing with just different names. Embroidery and cross stitching is slightly different, the only main difference of the two is that embroidery is mostly completed with the use of a machine that is set to the exact pattern wanting to be made, and cross stitching is a pattern that is hand made with a needle, thread, canvas, and pattern. Sharing similarities to sewing, cross stitching is very time consuming and may take days to complete some patterns. Many cross stitch canvases are helpful to stitch on a frame that is tightly screwed together to make the canvas very tight so the needle will not go past a hole or make repeated mistakes and ruin the entire pattern. The frame that holds the canvas in place is called a hoop (Jourdain). When using an embroidery machine, there will not be a hoop or anything to keep the canvas in place because the machine will constantly be moving it. Similar to sewing, the canvas that is being embroidered will

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