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Coffee Corner / Zardozi
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:34:57 AM »
 Different styles of Indian embroidery have been handed down from generation to generation such as Zardozi, Chikankari, Sujni, Kantha, Kasuti, Toda, mirror work. The passion for embroidery in India has led to great experimentation in the field, with several styles, creating dazzling effects such as the 'stained glass' look, the long cross stitch, rice stitch, textured panels and much more. One can see embroidery on wall hangings, saris, textiles and garments, incorporating unique motifs and patterns. Zardozi is one of the oldest and most beautiful embroidery styles of India. It is used extensively in clothing and home decoration. Painstakingly and delicately done by hand, creations in Zardozi work are timeless, unbounded by the shackles of trends.

Zardozi — the magnificent metallic embellishment of India — dates back to ancient times. It finds mention in Vedic literature, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and all accounts of the Sultanate period. The country, from very early times, was known for the use of gold embroidery on a variety of objects including furnishings, trappings, parasols, and equestrian ornaments. The more aesthetic and evolved embroideries were used on court costumes and especially on accessories such as shoes.
The historical accounts of this craft are shrouded in the usual romantic stories and inaccurate data. But the only certainty is that zarkas — a Persian word meaning zari or gold embroidery — was widely used in all the accounts. History says that from the 13th century, the craftspeople who worked with this medium, setting seed pearls and precious stones with fine gold and silver wire, were known as zardos workers.

Done with metal wire and metal pieces or sequins on velvet, satin and heavy silk bases, Zardozi is one of the most famous and elaborate techniques in metal embroidery. The original embroidery of Zardozi was done with pure silver wires coated with real gold, and was known as Kalabatun. Though silver and gold wires have now been replaced with synthetic threads, the art remains the same. The use of metal embroidery in Indian textiles and costumes, especially those used for ritual or ceremonial purposes, demonstrates the importance of gold and silver within the culture.
Of all the crafts of the country, Zardozi seems to have flourished and survived to the present day like few others.

Coffee Corner / History of Embroidery
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:34:46 AM »


Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric or other materials by stitching designs using thread or yarn and a needle. Often, other materials such as metal strips, precious and semi-precious stones, and sequins are used to add to this decorative stitching technique.

Hand embroidery involves stitching embroidery designs by hand onto the fabric. This process is time-consuming and painstaking, but produces amazing results.
History of Embroidery
The use of embroidery to decorate clothes has been around since man began to wear clothes. A method of decorating and embellishing clothing, embroidered designs came about as a result of hard work and care. Embroidery as an art form has origins that can be traced far back to the Iron Age.

This journey began when primitive man discovered that he could use thread to join pieces of fur to make clothes. As a natural progression, he also discovered that the same thread could be used to make decorative patterns on the clothes. He also used colorful beads, stones and bones to add to these decorations.

Several excellent examples of beautiful embroidery work are still surviving till date. Samples can be found from Ancient Egypt, China, Persia, India and England. Each country has its own distinctive style of embroidery, which incorporates the culture and imagery from their history and tradition.

Embroidered clothing was also considered to be a symbol of wealth. Many scenes from history are often found embroidered onto fabric - a wonderful example is the Bayeux Tapestry. This is 231 feet long and portrays the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Industrial Revolution and Embroidery

The discovery of the shuttle embroidery revolutionized the embroidery industry. In the 1800s, Joshua Heilmann worked on improving the design of a hand embroidery machine. This revolutionized the embroidery industry and began a chain of events leading to the development of sewing machines in the 1860s to the invention of hand powered embroidery looms in the 1870s.

Embroidery Today

Today, machine embroidery has grown by leaps and bounds. Computers have added another twist into this sewing technique making the process easier for mass production of embroidered designs. Nowadays, machines are available in the market which can embroider designs for you. Specially designed machines can even read a computerized design and stitch it for you.


Embroidery as an art form has enhanced our civilization, making it more aware of the beauty that can be created with a needle and a thread. Intricate designs and brilliantly colored patterns have infused a beauty of their own onto fabrics, adding to their value and worth.

Coffee Corner / 9 Tips To Increase Your Embroidery Production
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:32:26 AM »
Here are 9 Tips To Increase Your Embroidery Production that will help to save you time and increase your profit!

* Organize each one of your work areas to save steps. Have all of the tools used in that area or during that process stored in that area. You may have duplicate tools, this is OK. I have scissors in my area that I cut backing, in my area where I trim off the backing and on my machine. You do not want to leave that area to get a tool!

* Keep each area as neat and orderly as possible. Sometimes this is hard, but it takes time to move stuff out of the way so that you can work.
* Keep all of your threads stored and marked by color. This saves time looking for a thread color.
* Order your backing in cut sizes and store it on a shelf close to your hooping area. You will need several sizes for this to work. If you order by the large rolls, cut enough ahead in the different sizes for many jobs. Cutting it up with each job is a huge waste of time.

* Keep your thread colors for a design on the closest needles to each color on the machine to save color change time. Example: If you are using 4 colors in a design, put those 4 colors on needles 1,2,3 and 4. This would give you the shortest travel distance for the movement of the machine, saving color change time.

* Store the thread for each machine as close to the machine as possible. If you have several machines you must have your thread in a central location but as close to the machines as possible.

* Keep track of where your needles are in your embroidery machine. Having a system in place is very important for keeping track of your needle changes. I have a form called a needle replacement sheet. It is designed for a 15 needle machine for this purpose. If you have a single head you only need one sheet. If you have a multi-head embroidery machine you will need one for each head. Each time you change a needle, note it on your sheet, the size, type, date and reason for changing. Store the sheets in a binder under the machine.

* Before starting production each morning, brush out and blow out your Rotary hook and Knife area in your embroidery machine. Place 1 drop of oil on the rail of the hook just outside the bobbin case.

* Stop production early on Friday afternoon to do all of your weekly maintenance. This pays off huge dividends the following week and helps to start Monday morning off knowing that all of your machines are in tip top condition and ready to begin production immediately without the fear that the embroidery machine will break down during production!

Embroidery software / convert emrodiery using embird
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:26:59 AM »

Converting Designs

1 - Run Embird.
2 - Select the designs which you want to convert in the "Files:" box at the right side of the screen (Picture No. 1). To select the designs, please move mouse pointer to the file name of the first design ("DACHSHND.DST" in this example), depress the left mouse button and hold it down while moving the mouse pointer over the file names of the other designs. When the mouse pointer is over the last design ("SNAIL.DST" in this example), please release the left mouse button.

Picture No. 1

3 - Select "Right Panel -> Convert Files" menu to convert the selected files (Picture No. 2).

Picture No. 2

4 - A dialog box will appear on the screen, allowing you to choose the target design format (Picture No. 3). Specify the format by clicking on appropriate radio button (e.g. Viking Husqvarna .HUS) and click "OK" button to continue with file conversion.

Picture No. 3

The conversion process will start and last for a while. Once it is finished, the converted files will be stored in the same folder, as the source files - see the list in "Files:" box at the right side of the screen, it contains the new .HUS files (Picture No. 4).

Picture No. 4


Did you know that DensityWorks by Designer’s Gallery has a Project Advisor built right into the program? Did you also know that Studio III has the same Project Advisor built into it? What does the Project Advisor do you say? Well, you choose the type of fabric you’re going to embroider and then it will give recommendations as to which stabilizer to use, what needle type and size to use, the best thread Lose Weight Exercise to use, and even some hooping tips. To access the Project Advisor, simply click on the Project Advisor icon as shown in the DensityWorks screen shot above (Studio III’s Project Advisor icon looks the same on its main page) and make your selections as to what fabric type you’ll be using for your project. The program will then make recommendations for you as to what you need to use for your supplies. Enjoy! =)

Embroidery software / Embroidery Software
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:21:43 AM »

A very good software for the embroidery design used  is wilcom.It is very useful for the Tajima embroidery designs.the offical website of the wilcom embroidery software is

Coffee Corner / Embroidery Market
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:19:54 AM »
Embroidery work is often regarded as the best form of art which is highly demanded by men and women. Embroidery work is perfect for adding beauty to any dull fabric. It is not just limited to apparels but has expanded to home furnishing products also. Embroidered products are manufactured in various parts of the world. Be it Europe, Africa, the American continents or Asia they all have their own range of products for display with intricate embroidery patterns.

The rich heritage and culture of the place automatically gets reflected in their work. Indian embroidered products have a massive demand at the international level. Indian embroidery projects a picture of a variety of Indian customs and cultures. Zardozi, kantha, mirror and chikankari embroidery are all popular and considered best for enhancing the beauty of any fabric. Embroidery work has been highly acclaimed globally which has boosted up the embroidery market condition.

Embroidery software / sequines embroidery designs Tutorial
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:11:08 AM »
Hello friends,
Here, you may find tutorial fore sequines embroidery designs

Tutorial for sequines embroidery designs
Small | Large

hard way (by hand like this skillful lady!)
Small | Large

Embroidery software / Open .ngs Files
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:09:19 AM »
Hello Friends,

You can used this free program  software to open ngs files.

Embroidery software / Re: Designs Conversion software
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:08:30 AM »
Some more embroidery converter software

wilcom(convert almost every embroidery designs in any format besides digitizing the embroidery designs)

Bernina ArtLink 6

Embroidery software / Designs Conversion software
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:07:22 AM »
Do you want to change the embroidery designs??

Here is the link for the software that you can use to convert the embroidery designs

Wilcom TrueSizer e2

Instructions to convert with TrueSizer (Opens and converts to EXP, DST, EMB, TAP, TOYOTA, BARUDAN, JEF, SEW, HUS, PES, PEC, PCS, PCD, CSD, XXX)

1. open Wilcom TrueSizer

2. click on the open folder icon... upper left corner of the screen below the "W"

3. on the window that opens, first you have the usual LOOK IN blank field with the little arrow
that is where you go search for the folder in which the design is then the big white space below
is the design files that should appear there. If none of your files shows at this time, underneath
you have FILE NAME and FILE TYPE, click on the arrow of FILY TYPE and select ALL FILES and
all the design files in that folder will show.

4. select the design to be converted by clicking on it once and then click OPEN

5. now with the design open, click on FILE, upper left corner of screen

6. click SAVE AS

7. on the opening window, click on FILE TYPE and select the desired format and then click SAVE

Tajima Ambassador
Click on the kind of blue icon that says: TajimaAmbassador

Instructions to convert with Ambassador:

1. Open Tajima Ambassador

2. Click on FILE... upper left corner of the screen

3. Click on OPEN

4. On the window that opens, first you have the usual LOOK IN blank field with the little arrow,
that is where you go search for the folder in which the design is. The big white space that
next is where the design files should be listed. If nothing shows at this time, underneatch
you have FILE NAME and FILE TYPE, click on the arrow of FILE TYPE,
scroll down and select ALL DESIGN FILES and all the design files will show.

5. Select the design to be converted by clicking on it once and click OPEN

6. A window might appear telling you that this design can't be resized, check the DON'T SHOW THIS
AGAIN as we already know that this software will only convert for us at this point.

7. Now with the design open, click on FILE, upper left corner of screen.

8. Click SAVE AS.

9. On the opening window, click on FILE TYPE and select the desired machine format and click SAVE.

Embroidery software / Veiw and organize designs
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:06:38 AM »

Announcement Page / EmbroideryShristi
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:05:16 AM »
Hello Friends

Whether you are a commercial or home machine embroiderer, is determined to be the only resource you need for excellent quality commercial or home embroidery designs and products. Our list of designers is continuously growing to provide you with a wide range of choices at great values.

Recognizing that your time is precious, we have designed this site to help you quickly find what you need so that you can spend more time doing what you like to do. Use our state-of-the-art tools to search through thousands of beautiful commercial or home machine embroidery designs from many different designers and immediately download the ones you want to your computer. At we believe that a streamlined customer search feature is essential to helping you be as productive as you want to be, and with a collection of tens of thousands of commercial and home machine embroidery designs, we've worked hard to ensure that our advanced search feature is fast, concise, and efficient.

Our mission is to provide embroiderers a way to shop for great values from the convenience of their computers in a safe and secure online environment, and then to deliver their orders as quickly as possible. Please know that your feedback and ideas are important to us, and by using our suggestion form to give us your comments we feel confident that we can make your experience even better. From all of us at, thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Announcement Page / Dress Suggestions
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:03:27 AM »
Hello Friends,

Friends, we are planning to launch embroidery dress in a bulk of minimum 100 and maximum 1000 dress, but still dnt know what to do??

please share your suggestion with us such that we can decide it as soon as possible..
friends, what your suggestions???

New Designs Arrival / New Premium Category
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:02:25 AM »
Hello Friends,

Here we are back with the  Premium category designs.Check the designs ranging from 25 to 30 US Dollar.All the designs are of prenimum category.

here is the link to the Premium category "Full dress Embroidery Designs"

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