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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Assisi Work

Types of Hand Embroidery on Needle ‘n Thread

Assisi Work

Assisi embroidery is a counted thread embroidery technique. In Assisi embroidery, the work is done on even-weave linen, and the background of the design is filled with long-armed cross stitch or regular cross stitch, while the focal image of the design is left voided (or empty). An outline is stitched around the various elements of the design. This outline can be worked in backstitch or even in outline stitches such as stem stitch or outline stitch.

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