Embroidery can be simple or complex, depending on your expertise, patience and the effect you want to accomplish.
Lavish embroideries, as illustrated in the top two images are special, take time and effort but are they ever worth it. They are showstoppers.
Chainstitching around colourwork or just alone is easier to master and provides visual excitement to any design.
Add in a few french knots and the florals are jumping out.
An ideal candidate for embellishment is a plain sweater lacking any personalty but one you still enjoy wearing .
A simpler way this garment can benefit from embroidery is to work the stitching in the same colour or in a very subtle shade variation .
The embroidery will add texture without being visually distracting.
Read further for inspiration, stitch and design ideas.