The good quality needle tools are available in different sizes which are used in embroidery work. Colorful threads are used according to the motif, which varies from sizes.
• Basic tools and raw materials used are:
Scissors help to cut the threads whenever required.
Needle with a hook in the end known as ‘Aari’ and is used to embroider the design on the fabrics.
Beads and stones:
Beads and stones are used to embellish on the cloth.
Fabric gum is used to fix stones and beads on the fabric.
Thread is the basic raw material to stitch designs. Types of Embroidery Threads used are:
- Milliary Wire:
A two part thread, consisting of a central core wire, with a coiled wire around it.
- Pearl Purl:
Pearl Purl is a wire that is wound into a tight coil that looks like a strand of gold pearls.
- Bullion Thread:
Wire Bullions are very fine wire threads wound into a tubular shape, similar to purl threads but tend to stretch.
- Twists or Torsade Thread:
Twists or Torsade thread is made of multiple strands of metal twisted together.
- Matte Embroidery Cotton:
The thickness of matte embroidery cotton comes from a tight twisting of 5-ply thread, which makes this floss eminently suitable for embroidering on heavy fabrics.