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  Machine Embroidery

Machine embroidery is an embroidery process whereby a sewing machine or embroidery machine is used to create patterns on textiles. It is used commercially in product branding, corporate advertising, and uniform adornment. It is also used in the fashion industry to decorate garments and apparel. Machine embroidery is used by hobbyists and crafters to decorate gifts, clothing, and home decor. Examples include designs on quilts, pillows, and wall hangings.

There are multiple types of machine embroidery. Free-motion sewing machine embroidery uses a basic zigzag sewing machine. Designs are done manually. Most commercial embroidery is done with link stitch embroidery. In link stitch embroidery, patterns may be manually or automatically controlled. Link Stitch embroidery is also known as chenille embroidery, and was patented by Pulse Microsystems in 1994. More modern computerized machine embroidery uses an embroidery machine or sewing/embroidery machine that is controlled with a computer that embroiders stored patterns. These machines may have multiple heads and threads.

   North India

Nowadays, to save time and effort, people have started using machines for most of the embroideries. North Indian embroideries are largely based and done upon machines. The embroidery which has to be made is fed upon a computer through different sketch artists, which is then followed by all the machines, embroidering many accessories within a few hours, which used to take place in months. Many North Indian embroideries which on a large scale used same patterns were done on machines like Phulkari and Chamba, although Banjara and shisha work is still done manually, due to different designs and inefficiency of machines to provide each detail in the way its done manually. North Indian embroidery is largely done upon machines, unaffecting the job opportunities for the people. It carries on the work in less time providing a lot of details which could be done the exact way as manually by people.

   East India

East Indian Machine Embroidery is computer generated like any other machine embroidery. Pre-made patterns are imputed into a computer program that controls the stitching on the embroidery machine. All designs are uniform in their stitches and each project looks exactly the same. There is no variance for the stitchery’s passion of the art form. The design will be stitched just as the computer pattern dictates. East Indian Machine Embroidery cannot have threads divided. Threads are typically made of rayon, polyester or metallic threads are used and give an artificial look. Very seldom can the design be given a more dimensional look and this is due to the type of stitching that has to occur with Machine Embroidery.

   West India

Cheap Chinese manufacturing units have specifically found their way to West India's manufacturing hubs, which is mostly significant. This literally resulted in a significant increase in the hand-beaded embroidery industry, demonstrating that this generally resulted in a substantial increase in the hand-beaded embroidery industry. It had largely been replaced by machine-embroidered goods, or so they thought. Today, machines are used to make 95 percent of all Indian traditional wear, such as sarees and lehengas, in places like Surat, demonstrating how it has now been completely supplanted by machine-embroidered goods, which is fairly significant.

Though used commercially, it definitely is used in product branding, corporate advertising, and uniform adornment. It particularly is also used to literally decorate garments and apparel in the fashion industry. Hobbyists and crafters use machine embroidery to literally decorate gifts, clothing, and home decor, generally contrary to popular belief. Designs on quilts, pillows, and wall hangings for all intents and purposes are some examples, actually further showing how designs on quilts, pillows, and wall hangings particularly are some examples in a very major way.

   South India

In South Indian machine embroidery, embroidered designs are created by using a basic zigzag sewing machine. As this type of machine is used primarily for tailoring, it lacks the automated features of a specialized machine. The embroiderer runs the machine and skillfully moves tightly hooped fabric under the needle to create a design. The machine teeth are lowered or covered, and the embroiderer moves the fabric manually. The embroiderer develops the embroidery manually, using the machine's settings for running stitch and fancier built-in stitches. A machine's zigzag stitch can create thicker lines within a design or be used to create a border. As this is a manual process rather than a digital reproduction, any pattern created using south Indian embroidery machines is unique and cannot be exactly reproduced unlike with the other types of embroidery.