Canvas Work

Canvas work is a type of embroidery in which yarn is stitched through a canvas or other foundation fabric. Canvas work is a form of counted-thread embroidery. Common types of canvas work include needlepoint, petit point, and bargello.

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Embroidery - Materials
... techniques such as chain stitch and couching or laid-work are the most economical of expensive yarns couching is generally used for goldwork ... Canvas work techniques, in which large amounts of yarn are buried on the back of the work, use more materials but provide a sturdier and more substantial finished textile ... In both canvas work and surface embroidery an embroidery hoop or frame can be used to stretch the material and ensure even stitching tension that prevents ...
Canvas Work - Examples
... A famous example of a large carpet worked in canvas work is the Bradford carpet which is on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London ... See Needlepoint, Berlin wool work ...

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