Tulle Embroidery

Example of tulle embroidery. Example of tulle embroidery.

Tulle embroidery is a form of free style embroidery worked on tulle, a light weight and machine-made net. This type of embroidery appeared in the late eighteenth and became popular in the nineteenth centuries. Tulle embroidery is often regarded as a cheaper version of bobbin lace.

Tulle embroidery is usually monochrome in nineteenth and twentieth century European forms (such as the white forms used for Dutch lace caps), but multi-coloured in twentieth century examples from North Africa (such as Raf-Raf embroidery from Tunisia).

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



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