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  • Embroidery In India

  Job opportunities of embroidery

  Required Education

A career as a professional embroidery requires a firm understanding of needle arts, which can be achieved by way of a certificate program or a Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in embroidery. Successful embroiderers have a firm understanding of the various computerized embroidery programs needed for the stitching and fabric manipulation process. Such information can be obtained through a seminar, private lessons, an institution that offers a certificate, or a college or university. Typical coursework for a certificate or degree in embroidery will include beading, canvas embroidery, color for needlework, counted thread embroidery, design for needlework, quilting silk, and metal thread embroidery.

  Skills Required

Professional embroiderers are comfortable manipulating various types of sewing machines and are knowledgeable of both traditional hand sewing techniques as well as computer design programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat, and Photoshop. These individuals are dedicated to details and possess a strong sense of creativity and applied design.

  Alternative Career Prospects

Those seeking to become embroiderers may consider occupations in photography and cosmetology.

   North India

Embroidery is a small sector providing plethora of job opportunities to even the poorest and the most uneducated of people. Northern India is mainly known for its farms, which work only for a maximum of 6 months a year. The rest of the months of farmers of Northern India are passed in other general works including embroidery, and the ladies prohibited to work out of their homes embroider, making money inside the home, in a safe way, without being educated, and being independent in money matters.

Many people established their businesses on embroidery, making the regional embroideries popular and providing jobs to many uneducated people, helping them in money matters providing them better life and job opportunities and experience in this industry. Coloring and stitching of embroidery need machines and people, providing better opportunities to all. This has made North Indian embroidery popular on a world-wide scale, leading to many job opportunities to those who lacked facilities. Phulkari, shisha, kashida, banjara and many such embroideries gained importance due to the hands in practice.

   East India

Professional East Indian embroiderers are masters of detail, applying a range of traditional stitching techniques to produce intricate designs on clothing, accessories and home decor items. Professional East Indian embroiderers combine traditional sewing skills with current software programs to design and construct embellishments on an item. East Indian Embroiderers often are employed by large-scale and small-scale clothing labels, retailers or design companies, or they may work independently as freelance artists.

  Key Skills Required For East Indian Embroidery:

• sewing, both by hand and using a machine

• designing the design for embroidery on a computer

• attention to minor details

• the ability to work well with your hands

• strong sense of creativity and design flair

ability to work alone and as part of a team

An East Indian Embroidery has to deal with the public so therefore they need to have customer service skills. If an East Indian Embroidery is designing bespoke pieces, they need to be able to explain their creative ideas to customers.

East Indian embroider who is self-employed needs to have business-skills so they can market East Indian goods and services, deal with finances and develop your business.

   West India

The needlework tradition of embroidery is very old in Western India and has been richly inherited by various regions, each having its special style. This lends the profession immense versatility and scope. Embroidery is a highly versatile craft that covers every type of ornamental work done with a needle. It involves a variety of techniques that produce different effects, from flat to raised, using threads, sequins that vary in thickness and color. For example Dabka , Gotta Patti can be used creatively by adding sequins, stones, shells, beads. This adds to the richness of the fabric and creates a texture that suits the demands of the client as well as the occasion.

  Skills Needed

Skills of West Indian Embroidery can be learnt easily with practice and dedication. There are many talented people and teachers who offer courses in hand as well as machine embroidery. specializing in specific areas and keeping oneself updated with the latest trends that suit various age groups and cultures will help to give the individual an edge.

  Job scope

Most of the west Indian embroiders agrees that the future scope of embroidery is up to the individual and if one has talent, the sky is the limit for work. One can work with a textile unit or a designer and later start up their own unit in West Indian states, supplying embroidered work to export houses. Holding an exhibition or taking an exclusive order are some other ways of starting out on your own. West Indian Embroidery can be used as the opportunity to work towards the upliftment of women as well as design unique and original, seasonal pieces that would be much sought for.

   South India

Embroidery machine operators in South India work with industrial machines to complete embroidery projects. They sew logos, initials, and other designs onto a range of fabrics and may also perform maintenance duties and provide creative input.

The embroidery machine operator’s responsibilities in South India include setting up embroidery machines, selecting pertinent tools and materials, troubleshooting equipment, and ensuring that all projects are completed to clients' specifications.