"The types of gloves are as varied as their materials. There are the furred, the glazed, the perfumed; there are also embroidered ones, where the junction of the fingers, the perimeter of the neck of the thumb, the edge of the top and nearly all the seams are embroidered with thread, silk, gold, or silver."
* I believe this refers to knitted gloves, probably made on knitting machines. "Thread" is often used in English sources to mean linen yarn, eg. "thread stockings".