Albany has embroidery and needlework related products available. Needlework is the broad category for decorative textile work. It refers to sewing in particular, and comprises quilting, netting, tapestry, applique and knitting. Embroidery is decoration of fabric with needle and thread. Other products such as buttons, pearls sequins and beads. Supplies that may be available for sale include fabric, threads, needles, accessories, patterns and designs for use. The stitches used for embroidery may vary quite widely, and have different geographical roots. Classes, as well as instructional and design books for such work may also be available. Machine work embroidery is also now available. These can be done for pleasure, or can also be incorporated as a part of clothing, interior decoration, and so on.