Human needs of clothes began from the civilization ages to wear them for protection from the heat and cold first. Then the clothes took the form of fancy or luxury as centuries rolled by and people started to live luxurious ways. Emperors, Kings and Monarchs were models for the citizens in wearing clothes stitched in various designs, colors and of assorted yarns like woolen, silk, cotton and nylon.

With the beginning of stitching clothes, there emerged the work of needles first for necessity and then enlarged to artistry. The needlework has come to stay as an art by itself and masters of this art have attained world fame.

Needlework in the household

Females of any household are the artists always in using the needle deftly whether it is for an ordinary stitching or knitting a sweater, waist jacket or a hat with fancy designs for use of the family members. This practice served as a useful pastime for the women-folk who took stitching as their secondary nature, while they engage in other diversions at the same time like talking, listening music or watching TV. While such hand made stitching impressed upon others, apart from the family members, they wanted to get such beautiful needlework for their use, even though they did not know the alphabet of stitching themselves. This generated a demand of fine needlework, embroidery on clothes, hand towels, pillow covers, curtains etc.

Needle work by the sewing machines

After the invention of sewing machines to provide stitched clothing to the millions with speed, the hand-made artistic needlework saga changed to that of the sewing machine stitching. Wonderful eye-catching designs with flowers, animations and whatever is beautiful to the taste of the human beings were to be provided to the growing needs of the people. The beautification continued with many advancement in providing needlework kits, needlework catalogs, needlework samplers, needlework patterns and the like to fulfill the requirement of masses. Thus the enlarged scope of handmade embroidery on the surface of the fabric in olden days, has grown manifold presently to innumerable methods like cross-stitch, cutwork, darning, Needlepoint and so on.

Internet marketing of Art needlework

As in the case of other sectors of business and pleasure, the introduction of internet marketing has brought about a sea-change in the Art needlework as a separate industry. If one goes online there are thousands of websites to meet their needs - starting from beginners to professionals of the art of stitching

They can get whatever they want by ordering online from the following:

  • Needlework kits
  • Punch needlework
  • Yarns and supplies
  • Needlepoint tapestry
  • Cross stitch
  • Latch hook
  • Felt appliqué
  • Crewel embroidery