Embroidery History

Embroider;[Middle English embrouderen, partly from embrouden (from brouden, broiden, braided, embroidered, from Old English brogden, past participle of bregdan, to weave; see braid) and partly from Old French embroder (en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + broder, brosder, to embroider of Germanic origin).]

Embroidery is as old as the distinctive human ability to stitch pieces of animal fur together to shield our bodies from the The Bayeux Tapestry - embroidery in historyelements and each other. One of the oldest surviving examples of fine embroidery history is The Bayeux Tapestry (actually an embroidery.) Commissioned in the 1070s by Bishop Odo (the half brother of William, The Duke of Normandy) This 1.6 foot tall by 231 foot long tapestry portrays the Battle of Hastings in 1066 when the Normans were vying to make England cry like a baby. The distinctive hand-stitched caricatures range from classical to something from “Bob’s Burgers.”

By some estimates it took roughly 10 years to stitch this 231 foot scarf for medeival giants. At its low point the tapestry was confiscated during the French Revolution to cover military wagons (*facepalm*). Fortunately the tapestry was rescued by a French lawyer and stored safely away to be enjoyed and revered by future generations. Whatever the case; the Bayeux Tapestry took some dedicated embroidery work. You will find that same kind of dedication at EDC. Our expert knowledge and service are second to none. We go the extra mile to ensure a quality product and timely delivery. If you would like more information about EDC embroidery in Springfield, Missouri please call Rick Barr at EDC 800-445-2946 or visit our website at http://www.edcmkgt.com

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