One of the most important and appreciated industries of the Archipelago of Madeira is Madeira Embroidery.
The institute responsible for the certificates of quality attributed to Madeira Embroidery is the IBTAM (Madeira Embroidery, Tapestries and Handicrafts Institute).
There is not a consensus regarding the appearance of Madeira Embroidery in Madeira Island, however we estimate that is has begun in the beginning of the 19th century, in 1850.
Furthermore, the person responsible for the great impulse of the Embroidery industry in Funchal city was Miss Phelps, daughter of a British businessman.
Madeira Embroidery appeared for the first time to the public in 1850, in an exhibition, namlely Madeira Industry exhibition.
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