Aida cloth is a coarse, open-weave, even-weave fabric traditionally used for cross-stitch embroidery. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aida cloth"
Ann Macbeth ( 1875– 1948), born in Little Bolton, Lancashire, England, was a famous embroideress and author, a part of the Glasgow Movement, and an associate of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ann Macbeth"
Applique (or appliqué) is a technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn onto a foundation piece of fabric to create designs. It is particularly suitable for work which is to be seen from a distance, for example, Banner-making. ...more on Wikipedia about "Applique"
Art needlework was a type of surface embroidery popular in the later nineteenth century under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement. ...more on Wikipedia about "Art needlework"
Assisi embroidery is a form of counted-thread embroidery from the Italian town of Assisi, practised since the 13th century and still to this day. It is a negative embroidery, also known as voiding, as the background is filled in while the motif itself is left blank. Cross-stitch is used for the background, usually in the traditional colours (red, blue, green, gold). Blackwork Embroidery, i.e. Holbein stitch is then used to outline the motif and some of the decoration. Traditional motifs were largely heraldic, especially heraldic beasts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Assisi embroidery"
In sewing and embroidery, a backstitch is a series of stitches that each overlaps half of the previous stitch. It is often used decoratively to outline an embroidered design. ...more on Wikipedia about "Backstitch"
Bargello is a type of needlepoint embroidery which consists of upright flat stitches of different lengths. The name originates from a series of chairs found in the Bargello palace in Florence which had a flame stitch pattern. In general, the term 'Flame stitch' is more accurate. True Bargello most probably originated in medieval Italy. In most traditional pieces all stitches are vertical. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bargello (needlework)"
The Bayeux Tapestry (French: La Tapisserie de Bayeux) is a 50cm by 70m (20in by 230ft) long embroidered cloth which depicts scenes commemorating the Battle of Hastings, with annotations in Latin. The embroidered tapestry is presently exhibited in a special museum in Bayeux, Normandy, France. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bayeux Tapestry"
A Bell Pull is a woven textile, cord, handle, knob, or other object that connects with a bell or bell wire, and which rings a bell when pulled. Bell pulls are used to summon workers in homes of people who have butlers or other servants, and often have a tassel at the bottom. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bell Pull"
Berlin wool work is a style of embroidery. It is a subtype of canvas work. Typically it is executed with tapestry wool on canvas, in petit point stitch only. It was traditionally executed in many colours and hues, producing intricate three-dimensional looks by careful shading. The design of such embroidery was made possible by the great progresses made in dyeing in the 1830s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Berlin wool work"
Blackwork Embroidery is normally simply referred to as "Blackwork". ...more on Wikipedia about "Blackwork Embroidery"
Brazilian embroidery is a type of surface embroidery that uses rayon thread instead of cotton or wool. It is called "Brazilian" embroidery because the use of high-sheen rayon thread in embroidery was first popularized in Brazil, where rayon was widely manufactured. Brazilian embroidery patterns usually include flowers formed using both knotted and cast on stitches. Although many of these stitches are used in other forms of embroidery, the technique used to create them is slightly different. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brazilian embroidery"
Broderie Anglaise is a whitework incorporating features of cutwork and needle lace introduced in England in the 19th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Broderie Anglaise"
Broderie Perse is a method of applying a fabric, originally the colorful Chintz type fabrics of Europe, onto a background by hand sewing. This was done in order to randomly decorate it or establish a pictorial scene upon the background. ...more on Wikipedia about "Broderie perse"
Bunka shishu (文化刺繍), in English often shortened to bunka, is a form of Japanese embroidery originating around the turn of the 20th Century. Bunka artists use a specialized embroidery needle and rayon threads to create very detailed pictures that some liken to oil paintings. Typical subjects include people, living things, and traditional Japanese scenes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bunka shishu"
Candlewicking is a form of surface embroidery that traditionally uses an unbleached cotton thread on a piece of unbleached muslin. It gets its name from the nature of the thread, which very much resembles the wick used in a candle. Motifs are created using a variety of knots and satin stiches. Subject matter is usually taken from nature, flowers, insects, etc. Other traditional motifs resemble PA Dutch or colonial designs. Modern designs include colored floss embroidery with the traditional white on white stitching. ...more on Wikipedia about "Candlewicking"
Canvas work is a type of embroidery in which yarn is stitched through a canvas or other foundation fabric. Canvas work is a form of counted-thread embroidery. Common types of canvas work include needlepoint, petitpoint, and bargello. ...more on Wikipedia about "Canvas work"
In sewing and embroidery, a chain stitch is a series of looped stitches that form a chain. It can be used decoratively or constructively. Compare lockstitch. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chain stitch"
Chikan is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow, India. Literally translated, the word means embroidery. Believed to have been introduced by Nur Jehan, Mughal emperor Jahangir's beautiful wife, it is one of Lucknow's most famous textile decoration styles. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chikan (embroidery)"
Counted-thread embroidery is any embroidery in which the fabric threads are counted by the embroiderer before inserting the needle into the fabric. Evenweave fabric is usually used; it produces a symmetrical image as both warp and weft fabric threads are evenly spaced. ...more on Wikipedia about "Counted-thread embroidery"
Crewel embroidery is an embroidery technique which is at least a thousand years old. It was used in the Bayeux Tapestry, in Jacobean embroidery and in the Quaker tapestry. ...more on Wikipedia about "Crewel embroidery"
Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture. Other stitches are also commonly used in cross-stitch, among them, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 stitches and backstitches. Cross-stitch is usually executed on easily countable evenweave fabric, or more rarely on non-countable fabric, on which a countable fabric is applied that is removed later, by drawing out every thread of it under the embroidery. This fabric is called waste canvas. The stitcher counts the threads in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cross-stitch"
Darning is a sewing technique for repairing holes or worn areas in fabric or knitting with needle and thread alone. It is often done by hand, but it is also possible to darn with a sewing machine. Hand darning employs the darning stitch, a simple running stitch in which the thread is "woven" in rows along the grain of the fabric, with the stitcher reversing direction at the end of each row. ...more on Wikipedia about "Darning"
A doily is a small ornamental mat usually made of cotton or linen placed underneath a dish or bowl. Openwork allows the table surface to show through. In addition to their decorative function, doilies have a utilitarian role, protecting fine wood furniture from scratches. ...more on Wikipedia about "Doily"
Drawn thread work is a form of counted-thread embroidery based on removing threads from the warp and/or the weft of a piece of evenweave fabric. ...more on Wikipedia about "Drawn thread work" http://www.shortopedia.com - forget the rest.
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