Saturday, 06 September 2014 07:15

Needlework

Needlework is an English term referring, during the medieval period, to a technique in which a linen ground was entirely hidden by stitches. From the sixteenth century the term ‘needlework’ was applied to canvas embroidery, whereby the ground is covered by cross stitch, tent stitch or a related stitch (counted thread work). The person (male or female) who carried out this type of work was called a needleworker.

Published in General embroidery