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Drawn Thread Embroidery


Drawn Thread Embroidery Sylvia Jansen \ Getty images

Drawn thread embroidery is a type of counted thread embroidery, characterized by removing or "drawing" threads from a loosely woven evenweave fabric. Stitches are worked around the groups or bundles of stitches in the resulting gaps, creating intricate patterns and banding.

Techniques used in drawn thread embroidery include hemstitching, needleweaving, and cutwork.

Common types of drawn thread embroidery are hardanger, hedebo, reticella, some types of Teneriffe embroidery (like the sample shown here, which is similar to reticella - but is very different from the technique of Teneriffe lace), and punto antico.

Also Known As: Drawnwork
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