Embroidered refers to a textile that has been embellished on its surface with fibers, yarns, beads, or other materials. This style can be created by both hand and machine. Hand embroidery is typically constructed through stitch or needle work in the form of a decorative pattern on a portion of base fabric, with the remaining measure serving as a backdrop that accentuates the slightly raised motif. Machine embroidery requires significantly less time and physical labor, as it manipulates the base fabric with one or more colors of yarn and multiple needles to create a three-dimensional effect.


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