I often get questions about sources for cutwork embroidery patterns.
Richelieu (also called by the more generic name of “cutwork”) is an exquisite type of (usually whitework) embroidery that involves outlining areas in a design and building little “bridges” of fabric and woven bars, so that pieces of the linen can be cut away, creating a visual contrast between the white linen and the cut away parts of the design. It also often involves some surface ornamentation in whitework embroidery.
There are several publications available that are dedicated to cutwork embroidery, all of them coming from one area of Europe or another.
Today, I’ll show you one publication devoted entirely to cutwork that I really like, and tell you why I like it and where you can get it.