The origins of embroidery can be traced back to the Warring States period in China (500-300BC) and to Sweden's Migration period (300-700AD), and some would argue that it hasn't changed much over the centuries:
Purl Soho "Create eclectic wall art using an array of fabric swatches and wooden embroidery hoops. Pull the fabric taught in the hoop. Run a line of glue on the inside of the hoop and press the fabric into the glue. Allow the glue to dry and then trim excess fabric."