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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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Drawn Thread Embroidery

Types of Hand Embroidery on Needle ‘n Thread

Drawn Thread Embroidery

Drawn thread embroidery is a technique worked normally on linen, with horizontal or vertical threads in the linen removed from the fabric and decorative stitches worked over the remaining threads. Drawn thread work often creates a lacy effect, although it can also be a very rustic-looking needlework technique, depending on the type of linen and thread used.

Drawn thread embroidery is often used in combination with other surface embroidery, especially whitework, but also counted cross stitch.

Drawn thread work is particularly suited to household linens and church linens. It requires an even-weave (or close to it) ground fabric.

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