Cut-work Embroidery and how to Do it
Cut-work embroidery is a type of needlework, usually on linen fabric, which requires the drawing out of threads so that the open spaces left form a pattern or design. Here the author traces the fascinating history of this timeless craft. Careful instructions and over 150 illustrations--including 24 full-page plates--take us through each step from set-up to finished project.
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Metric Conversion Chart
The History of an Ancient Craft
The Nineteenthcentury Revival
The Foundation Structure of Cutwork
Adapting Small Designs
ADAPTING SMALL DESIGNS Albert Museum BAR fig Barbara Christopher bullion knots buttonhole bar buttonhole stitch centre CHAPTER CHARTED DESIGNS Coniston cord craft cushion cut-out area cut-out design cut-work designs decoration double open-hem drawing the threads drawn threads embroidered EMBROIDERY STITCHES figs 26 foundation structure FOUNDATION THREADS fig four threads Greek Lace HARDANGER EMBROIDERY Hem-stitch insertion inside JUDGE DEE lace-making Lake District Lakeland left undrawn linen cut-work linen thread lozenge main foundation material needle needle-book needle-point lace open bar open-hem framework open-hem stitch ornament overcast stitch padded roll padding threads piece pincushion raw edges RETICELLA Robert Van Gulik roll or bar row of buttonhole running stitches Ruskin linen SAMPLER OF DRAWN satin stitch shape side single foundation thread single open-hem single thread sixteenth century square STRUCTURE OF CUT-WORK table linen TABLE NAPKIN three foundation threads three threads traditional Victoria and Albert weaving weft whipping stitches woven bars