Cutwork embroidery is an enchanting and eye-pleasing form of needlework where portions of the background fabric, as the name suggests, are cut out and discarded, while the edges are worked over in variety of stitches - satin and buttonhole stitches being the ones used the most.

There are many kinds of cutwork, the simplest being Broderie Anglaise while the most elaborate of all is the Reticella cutwork. Reticella cutwork is the ultimate and most elaborate of all cutwork. It is just one step away from needle made lace.

The basic steps into employing cutwork are the following...

Technique Materials

linen, cotton, embroidery floss, scissors, lots of patience

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    Nov 3, 2012, 04.38 PMby Marusya Grace

    Nice! Thanks!

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    Mar 24, 2011, 12.29 PMby laurelanis

    would be much more than glad to the instruction so i can try my hands on it.

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    Mar 22, 2011, 10.00 PMby dilshadburman

    WOW! When I feel a hand stitching urge coming on, I might try this to make a yoke inset for a blouse!

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    Mar 9, 2011, 09.41 AMby carottesauvage

    Amazing how to! Thank you!

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      Mar 9, 2011, 02.45 PMby sewella

      I hope it was legible :)

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