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How to Stitch - Needlecraft Techniques and Ideas

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Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch
Is the most well-known stitch in colour embroidery and is still popular in both modern designs and traditional folk art.

Pulled Thread

Pulled-thread embroidery
An openwork technique in which fabric threads are not cut and removed but pulled or bundled together by embroidery stitches.

Hardanger

Hardanger
An openwork technique in which fabric threads are clipped and removed from the fabric after edges have been secured with blocks of satin stitch. Bars are worked by overcasting or darning the remaining threads together.

Crochet/Crochet Patchwork

Crochet/Crochet Patchwork
The edges of fabric doilies are decorated with lovely crochet borders; doilies can be crocheted together patchwork-style.

Drawn Thread

Drawn-thread embroidery
Fabric threads are clipped and removed, the remaining threads are then bundled and secured with decorative stitches.

Huck Embroidery/Darning

Huck Embroidery / Darning
Special huckaback fabric is decorated by running embroidery needle and yarn under the floats on the fabric surface.

White Work

White Work
Cutwork and eyelet embroidery done on fine, densely-woven fabrics. The pattern outlines are drawn or ironed onto the fabric.

Myreschka

Myreschka
A special drawn-thread technique in which drawn-thread areas are filled with bars and decorative holes made by needle-weaving.

Needlepoint

Needlepoint
The entire surface of canvas is covered by stitches. The classic version is in tent, cross or Gobelin stitches.