From the ancient times, man had been sewing his clothes and decorating them as well. Embroidery had been the main medium for decorating garments. It was initially done by hands. Then the sewing machines were improvised to give them the form of embroidery machine. These simple embroidery machines then gave way to commercial computerized embroidery machines. Today embroidery is a big and a very important industry. As a result of innovations in the field, many newer types of embroidery machines have been introduced. While manufacturing any new machine, the two factors that are kept in mind are- adaptability and ease of use. The modern embroidery machines are computerized, complete with software applications, automatic re-threading, artistic embroidery designs, good storage memory and many other advanced features. Chenille Machines and Multihead Machines are the two types of embroidery machines that are mostly used by the embroidery industry of modern day.
Chenille Embroidery Machines are used for the most recognized form of embroidery, the chenille embroidery. The first industrialized chenille machine was the lockstitch sewing machine which could produce both the stiches - chenille stitches, also known as moss stitches and chain stitches. Then came its variations for taping, cording and sequins but all of them still required skilled manual labor. As a result of researches by the textile machine manufacturers, such electronic chenille machines were developed that had various mechanical functions controlled by pulse motors. Now with the development of digitized software for embroidery market, some very sophisticated and easy to use software for chenille work have also been introduced. Multi-Head Embroidery Machines justify their name by handling multiple patterns at the same time through their 2 to 8 multi heads and multiple needles. They are all networked by one computer. They have much greater speed that can do even about 1500 stitches per minute. They are used for both- multi variety small- lot production and small variety large-lot production. These machines have, in reality, revolutionized the embroidery industry.