Surface embroidery

Surface embroidery is any form of embroidery in which the pattern is worked using decorative stitches and laid threads "on top of" the foundation fabric or canvas rather than "through" the fabric; it is contrasted with canvas work.Reader's Digest "Complete Guide to Needlework". The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (March 1992). ISBN 0-89577-059-8]

Much free embroidery is also surface embroidery, as are a few forms of counted-thread embroidery such as cross stitch.

Forms of surface embroidery include:

*Applique
*Art needlework
*Crewel embroidery
*Cross stitch
*Goldwork
*Jacobean embroidery
*Stumpwork

Examples of surface embroideries include:

*Bayeux Tapestry
*Quaker tapestry

References

External links

* [http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/10/video-library-of-hand-embroidery.html Embroidery Stitch Tutorials]


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