The Oxburgh Hangings, panel, Mary Queen of Scots, assisted by
Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury, England about 1570. Linen
canvas, embroidered with gold, silver and silk in tent stitch V
& A Museum no. T.33II-1955
What is it?
Canvas work is a counted thread technique. The canvas is normally
covered completely with stitching. Common types of canvas work
include needlepoint, petit point, and bargello. Canvas work is also
known to many people as ‘tapestry work’.
What is it's history?
How do I do it?
What are the best embroidery stitches to use for Cut work
Suitable stitches for canvas work include: Tent Stitch, Half Cross
The Anchor Book of Canvaswork Embroidery Stitches by Eve Harlow
New Canvaswork: Creative Techniques in Needlepoint by Jill
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