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Rice Embroidery

An example of rice embroidery on the main petals of the flower. An example of rice embroidery on the main petals of the flower. From Caulfeild and Saward 1882, p. 424.

Rice embroidery is a type of whitework, which extensively uses rice stitch or point de riz. This is a free-style stitch that resembles individual grains of rice. It was popular in late nineteenth century Western Europe and North America.

Source: CAULFEILD, Sophia Frances Anne and Blanche C. SAWARD (1882). The Dictionary of Needlework, London: Upcott Gill, p. 424.

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