Find the best embroidery lessons, classes and instructors at HeyKiki and learn the art of embroidery. The definition of embroidery is simple: it is the art of decorating a fabric with a needle thread or yarn. But its use is much more complex: anything can be used to decorate that fabric. And we mean "anything" - metal strips, beads, pearls are just a few to name. With this in mind, numerous sub-genres of embroidery forms, like cross-stitching (which we also have lessons for) and a whole slew of others. First seen in ancient Egypt and China, the craft of embroidery is a timeless activity that is well worth the work.