We have come a long way since the early days of embroidery when just a needle and thread were used to make those beautiful decorations and works of art. One of the first inventions was the shuttle embroidery, from there the development of sewing machines started in the 1860’s and the hand powered embroidery looms were in the 1870’s. Today we not only have sewing machines with one needle to help us do embroidery, we have embroidery machines that not only can use more than one needle, they handle multiple spools of thread and one of the greatest inventions in my book is that they can thread the needle almost by themselves. I would personally love to meet the person who invented that, I always seemed to have fun threading my sewing machine needle or any needle for that fact. We now also have computerized sewing machines that stitch the design practically by themselves. I wonder what the future holds for us as far as technology concerns in the embroidery world.