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* [[Blackwork]] continued to be used mainly on clothing, however, while the earlier, reversable form remained in use (on collars and cuffs), new forms began to be used. These included a informal, freeform often floral all-over work used on foreparts and sleeves.
 
* [[Blackwork]] continued to be used mainly on clothing, however, while the earlier, reversable form remained in use (on collars and cuffs), new forms began to be used. These included a informal, freeform often floral all-over work used on foreparts and sleeves.
  
* [[Tent Stitch]] was used to produced a variety of household items, including [[table carpets]], bed dressings and cushions. It was also used to make [[sweete bags]].
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* [[Tent Stitch]] was used to produced a variety of household items, including [[table carpets]], bed dressings and cushions. It was also used to make [[sweete bags]]. [[Tent stitch]] was also used to produce [[slips]] which were small motifs stitched on linen and then applied to more expensive fabris.
  
 
* General free form [[embroidery]] was also produced.
 
* General free form [[embroidery]] was also produced.

Revision as of 10:17, 5 November 2003

During the Elizabethan period, there are several styles of embroidery that became popular:

  • Blackwork continued to be used mainly on clothing, however, while the earlier, reversable form remained in use (on collars and cuffs), new forms began to be used. These included a informal, freeform often floral all-over work used on foreparts and sleeves.
  • Tent Stitch was used to produced a variety of household items, including table carpets, bed dressings and cushions. It was also used to make sweete bags. Tent stitch was also used to produce slips which were small motifs stitched on linen and then applied to more expensive fabris.