There are several step involved in the hand embroidery stitches preparation. Fabrics that will be laundered should be washed before you begin stitching, this will ensure the fabric will not shrink afterward.
Transfer of design to a fabric can be accomplished by direct drawing method, using carbon paper, using butter paper
Mothi work is the artisan of Rajasthan uses the aari ,an adaptation of the cobblers awl to implement the embroidery. The aari has a slash incised just above it’s form that looks like a chochet needle.