2021 looks to be the year of the comeback of forgotten trends. Embroidery is one of them.
During this year and a half pandemic, many of us opted to learn new techniques and hobbies, trying to keep busy at home. No wonder then that embroidery is a favorite.
From being a simple hobby, embroidery did not take long to infiltrate social media, a phenomenon that did not go unnoticed in the eyes of designers and major fashion houses. Now, with new technologies, specialists have taken embroidery to the next level, with much more elaborate designs and adding other materials such as rhinestones and sequins.
Giving a second life to garments and fabrics
This is how it all started, using abandoned garments and fabrics in our closets. The art is in adding small embroidered details that give them a second life.
In some cases, some use worn and/or torn garments, covering the imperfections with embroidery.
Another of the virtues of embroidery has been that of personalized designs that are now worn not only on clothing but also on accessories and even home textiles. The most popular significant motifs have been pet motifs and small portraits.
Even stores now have the option to customize garments with the image of your choice.
Make a statement with your embroidery
We all have a favorite phrase that we want to wear everywhere, and this has been another trend adopted through embroidery. While not a new trend, wearing that favorite phrase like a second skin through embroidery gives that extra unmatched texture.
Take nature with you
Another style that is becoming popular in embroidery is the use of nature-related motifs. Whether in large, minimal, or realistic scales, minimal plants and flowers on light fabrics are among the most used, but the real protagonist is landscape embroidery.
Landscapes in a painterly style with vibrant, hyper-realistic colors have been a boom. Whether large or small, it is definitely a statement that will make you feel like a walking work of art.
Embroidery is a beautiful technique, and if you have the free time and the desire, you could even venture out and create your own designs with garments you no longer wear, give them a new life, and revamp your closet or give life to your cushions and tablecloths without having to spend a lot of money.