Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Embroidery is most often recommended for caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, stockings, and golf shirts. Embroidery is available with a wide variety of thread or yarn colour. A characteristic of embroidery is that the basic techniques or stitches of the earliest work-chain stitches, button hole or blank stitch, running stitch ,satin stitch, cross stitch-remain the fundamental techniques of hand embroidery today.