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Saturday, August 12, 2006

One of a set of five placemats. Can somebody enlighten me - is this type of cutwork embroidery in grey thread also known as Madeira? I should know; I can always ask at the Guild, but I'm sure someone reading this will tell me!
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Stash Queen said...

TO my knowledge, this is not Madiera embroidery. Madiera embroidery is an inset and, in my opinion, resembles more of a fine french handsewing. You will see a shape cut out and then "appliqued" to the ground fabric, then the ground fabric is cut away.

To me, this form - with the grey thread - looks Italian but I don't know any more than that.