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Whitework | Royal School of Needlework | Embroidery Technique Courses

Whitework refers to a variety of different techniques from more bold pieces of work to fine and delicate pieces. Find out more about courses at the RSN here

MOUNTMELLICK EMBROIDERY, Mountmellick, Co. Laois, Ireland - Mountmellick embroidery or Mountmellick work is a floral whitework embroidery originating from the town of Mountmellick in County Laois, Ireland in the early nineteenth century. You can attend classes in Mountmellick itself... for more information, contact the Mountmellick Development Association in Ireland by phone at (0502) 24525. [Mountmellick Embroidery by Yvette Stanton]

When the opportunity arises, it’s a pleasure to get the “low down” from the authors and publishers in the needlework field so that we stitchers can have a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like on the business end of needlework. I’ve been in touch with Yvette Stanton recently, and I asked her to give us ...

Whitework cushion with fern embroidery (update) - Addison Embroidery at the Vicarage

I first blogged this cushion here, 6 weeks ago but put it to one side not being entirely happy with it. Most of the whitework cushions I’ve done recently have an initial or a monogram in the middle and this one definitely looked a bit empty without something there. The obvious answer often stares …

In our color-saturated world, there's something so pristine and timeless about white-on-white. Which is exactly why whitework embroidery is having a moment. If you want to tackle this elegant style of embroidery, here are the basics you need to know.

Explore basic whitework embroidery and the stitches, fabric, threads and patterns that you can use to create your own whitework masterpiece.

A Lesson In Whitework Embroidery - Page 2 of 3 - Classic Sewing Magazine

Whitework embroidery is a broad category that includes any white embroidery worked on white fabric, but commonly associate the term with specific stitches.

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Whitework Embroidery that's heavy and textured, worked with a product from the early 1900's (and still available today) called "coronation cord." Coronation cord was a quick solution to creating textured whitework, because guess what? It's not really embroidered!

Cheating at hand embroidery - how to give the impression of hand embroidery, without really hand embroidering, and yet still call it hand embroidery. In a sense, this is what the once-popular "coronation cord" does. There are certain types of stitchery that could be considered, in a way, "cheate

A Lesson In Whitework Embroidery - Page 3 of 3 - Classic Sewing Magazine

Whitework embroidery is a broad category that includes any white embroidery worked on white fabric, but commonly associate the term with specific stitches.

Carolyn Gallier, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, found her love of delicately plied stitches lead to her greatest joys: giving vintage textiles a new life. A matelassé baby quilt discovered in an antique shop inspired her passion for vintage linens. Long discarded, the white-on-white quilt with a teddy bear in the center lay crumpled in a heap.

Hand embroidery items are prized possessions. These beautiful hand wrought monograms are stitched with very delicate threads and tiny needles.

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Trish Burr is a self-taught embroidery artist specialising in needle painting and Whitework embroidery. Trish’s ability to effortlessly blend colours and create stunning life-like pieces has made her an international success. But it’s her pioneering Whitework – the inclusion of colour in traditional whitework designs – that has secured her status of an embroidery icon. We had the privilege to talk to Trish Burr about her technique, inspiration, latest work and book releases.
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