General embroidery

General embroidery

Peppier mache embroidery is a style of work carried out in the Jammu and Kashmir region of the northwestern Indian subcontinent. It consists of a design of flowers and leaves that are worked in satin stitch. The design is worked in bright colours and outlined in a black thread.

Point de Gaze is a type of needlepoint lace produced in Brussels, Belgium, named after its gauze-like net background material. It was popular in the second half of the nineteenth century, and it is apparently still made for the tourist trade.

According to Sophia Caulfeild and Blanche Saward (1882), 'rond bosse' is a term for a raised embroidery.

Satin veiné is a late nineteenth century French term that was sometimes applied to the veins of leaves or the tendrils of flower sprays worked in satin stitch.

Shadow work is a form of embroidery worked on the back of sheer or semi-sheer cloth. The thread, or rather its shadow, shows through to the front of the cloth. The main stitch used for shadow work is closed herringbone stitch, which forms a layer of criss-crossing threads. On the front of the cloth the embroidery has the appearance of back stitches.

Stitching is a term sometimes used in decorative needlework for the application of the back stitch.

There are different forms of stitching, depending on whether the primary aim is structural or decorative. With respect to structural sewing, if a sleeve, for example, is sewn onto a garment with stitches and then these are removed, then the sleeve will fall off.

Surface embroidery is an American English term for a form of free style embroidery.

Tambour embroidery or tambour work is a technique whereby a chain stitch is worked with a fine hook (a tambour hook) on a fine, slightly open-weave cloth that is stretched over a frame. This type of work may have originated in India, where it is known as ari work or ari embroidery. For tensioning, sometimes a circular frame is used.

The term tapestry refers particularly to a type of woven cloth. However, the term is also used to describe a piece of stitched embroidery worked on a canvas ground, such as Berlin wool work. The famous Bayeux tapestry, with its embroidered decoration (couching and laidwork), is perhaps one of the most famous examples.

With respect to sewing and decorative needlework, a tuck is a fold or pleat in a piece of material that is sewn in place. When these tucks are very narrow they are called pin tucks.

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