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Fabric and Needlework

Screen Printing

Screen Printing

Screen printing is the process of making prints on fabric using different colors and patterns. This methodology of printing was derived from the ancient stencil textile printing technique. In this process, a woven mesh is used to transfer the ink or paint to a fabric surface. This is quite simple and can be done by any one at home. This technique can be used to decorate any wear such as sarees, tops, any ethnic wear and also for t-shirt printing. Let us now see how to make a simple screen printing design.

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Crewel Embroidery

Crewel Embroidery

We had seen previously about embroidery designs and its types. Crewel is a form of embroidery in which wool is used to make the embroidery designs.  This is commonly used to make designs in sweaters and stockings. However, due to the raised effect given by the woolen stitches, crewel embroidery can also be used for decorative purposes. Let’s see how.

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Quilt Making

Quilt

A quilt consists of layers of fabric or any other soft material stitched together to make a type of bedding. Quilts are generally used either for bedding or for decorative purposes. Quilts made for decorative purposes, such as wall hanging are generally more artistic and make have embroidery or other designs made on them.

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Cross Stitch patterns

Cross stitch is a type of embroidery in which stitches are made in ‘+’ or ‘x’ shape. This is one of the oldest forms of embroidery designing and has since its inception gone through various changes and has given birth to various forms of cross stitching.

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Lanyard

Lanyard is a rope which is generally worn around one’s neck to carry an item to avoid losing it. Lanyards were originally used by naval officers and by the armed forces. It is quite common to see a traffic policeman or a security guard wearing a lanyard

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