Embroidery is one of the traditional handicrafts practiced by women in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It relies on the skill of manual craftsmanship and dexterity in drawing shapes with thread and needle. Various threads and overlapping patterns are used to create beautiful designs. Embroidery is used for Jordanian traditional clothing and some handmade crafts.
The Embroidery Process:
The embroidery process involves preparing the fabric that will be embroidered to create the desired shapes and decorations. Multiple-colored threads are used to draw on the fabric using a needle. The needle, with the embroidery thread attached to it, is inserted into the fabric in successive stitches, covering the embroidered fabric with threads of different colors from the fabric itself.
There are different types of embroidery or stitches, such as the regular stitch, which can be single or double, the octagonal stitch, which consists of four stitches, the “Tara” stitch, which is a pre-made template used on a machine, and finally, there is the “Qarass,” which is a form of embroidery that is sewn onto the garment. Embroidery is used as a form of decoration on women’s clothing. It is typically found on such as the chest, shoulders, sleeves, and lower edges of the garment, and it can also extend to the sides. Embroidered garments are usually worn on special occasions.

Embroidery of dresses.
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