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Drawn thread work is a form of open counted thread work embroidery where both the warp and/or weft are withdrawn from an even-weave fabric, which is then decorated with stitch.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

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