Example of white binca. Example of white binca.

Binca is an English (UK) trade name given to a form of embroidery canvas that is woven in groups of threads, rather than individual threads. It is consequently sometimes classed as a mock-leno weave. It is the same as aida, but slightly coarser, with about 2-3 meshes per cm. The name binca appears in the late 1960's. It is sometimes used in English publications as a synonym for aida or bincanette.


  • ANON (1970). Binca Embroidery, Uxbridge: Coats Sewing Group.
  • PENELOPE (1965). Speedy Embroidery on Binca and Bincarette, Halifax: Wm. Briggs & Company Limited.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 7th July 2016).


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