Bluework quilt. Bluework quilt.

Bluework is the term for any form of Western decorative needlework that is exclusively worked in a blue thread on a white or natural coloured ground. This style of embroidery became popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There was also a resurgence in its popularity at the end of the twentieth century.

See also the TRC Needles entries on blackwork; Delft embroidery; redwork, and whitework.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 6th July 2016).


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