Friday 21 April 2023

SEQUIN EMBROIDERY - AN ORNAMENTAL NEEDLE WORK

   


Sequins are a type of embellishment used to decorate fabrics for fashion and other ornamental purposes. They are essentially glittering disc-like beads that are quite flat and come in a wide range of colors and shapes.

The word 'sequin' is derived from the Arabic word 'sikka' which means coin. Sequin art was first used in Arabic countries to decorate the veils and head gear of men and women to indicate their wealth and high status.
These days  a  sequin is a small piece of a shiny ornamental disc made from plastic or colored metal foil, often sewn on cloth or used to decorate high-end apparel like bridals and evening wear to enhance value and show.
Sequins are treated as a kind of ornament in the shape of a thin disc with a hole, which allows to attach to clothing. They come in a variety of shapes and colors, although the most popular form is the round shape.
Sequins vary in size, shape and color. They can be glossy or matt, reversible or one-side. The fabric which consists of sequins is mostly tulle or chiffon on which they are present. Sequins fabric is either a woven, stretch, lace, or mesh fabric with plastic shaped pieces that have been sewn in place, called sequins. Sequins are also used in curtains, upholstery, home furnishings, cushions, pillowcases, bedspreads, table covers etc.
For the spring 2023 season, there was no shortage of shiny embellishments and metallic materials. Designers went from oversize sequins resembling fish scales, part of the “Little Mermaid” underwater fantasy trend, to gold and silver monochromatic dressing exuding a year-round holiday spirit.

(This blogpost is a part of BlogChatter's #BLOGCHATTERA2Z2023)


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