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Drawn Thread Work

Drawn thread work is a form of open counted thread work embroidery where both the warp and/or weft are withdrawn from an even-weave fabric, which is then decorated with stitch.

As the threads are removed, the remaining threads are grouped or stitched together with a hem stitch to form bundles of threads which are in turn decorated by either weaving, knotting, or twisting.

This technique is a form of whitework embroidery as it is typically and traditionally worked with white thread on white fabric, and often combined with other traditional whitework techniques.

Upcoming classes

Come and join us at the studio or online - we can teach you specific skills or give you a general overview of techniques.

Thu 25th Apr 2024
Cost: £140.00
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Contemporary Whitework taught over 2 days in April and May.
Tue 30th Apr 2024
Cost: £45
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Couching findings, metal threads and wires
Tue 7th May 2024
Cost: £70
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An opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary hand embroidery in Tracy’s studio in Fowlers Yard, Durham City.

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