Fun Embroidery Facts:
The origins of embroidery are unknown, but early examples survive from ancient Egypt, Iron Age Northern Europe and Zhou Dynasty China.
The earliest machine embroidery used a combination of machine looms and teams of women embroidering the textiles by hand. This was done in England by the mid-1800s.
Elaborately embroidered clothing, religious objects, and household items have been a mark of wealth and status in many cultures including ancient Persia, India, China, Japan, Byzantium, and medieval and Baroque Europe.