Embroidery – Thread to needle

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It is the art of decorating fabric
It is with love that she applies needle to thread
Using materials such as pearls, beads, quills and sequins
To decorate, to embellish, to protest, to personalize the fabric
It is the basic technique of chain stitch, button hole, blanket stitch, running stitch, satin stitch, and cross stitch
The fundamentals remain the same
She spends hours, days, months and occasionally years to decorate an outfit
Her eyes are tired, her hand hurt.
The end product is a document to her skill
Her power to project that she is alive
Her contribution to society should not be overlooked, undervalued or engendered.

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