Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with a needle and thread or yarn. Whilst considered a relatively old fashioned form of sewing, embroidery services are used by many commercial, industrial, sporting and retail services today in the use of custom-wear clothing.
Using commercial embroidery equipment that sometimes includes designs from a pre-programmed digital embroidery pattern, just about any article of clothing can have logo or design embroidery, and the use of embroidery services is a popular form of product branding and advertising, especially on uniforms. Examples of embroidery services include embroidered custom shirts, t-shirts, caps, badges, towels, uniforms, banners, windcheaters and fleece jackets, with many embroidery service companies offering custom solutions to suit individual client needs.
Embroidery quotes are often free and depend on the size of the run, the complexity of the design and task. Some embroidery service providers offer consumer choice through an embroidery library where clients can choose from a selection of existing designs and seasonal themes. Some of these can include alphabets, fonts, borders, stitches and illustrations. Embroidery libraries are excellent resources for embroidery considerations. Using an embroidery library can reduce the cost of embroidery services, and can assist in helping the client choose the appropriate design to suit the material and type of clothing or accessory required to be used for embroidery. Some embroidery services specialize in the servicing of a particular industry, for example, t-shirts or work uniforms, and most offer competitive rates and wholesale pricing.