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'''Voided work''' refers to a type of [[embroidery]] where the pattern is created by leaving the design unstitched and stitching the background in one colour. There are two major types of voided work known as Assisi (from [[Italy]]) and Reversa (from the Iberian Peninsula). There are also examples from other areas such as [[Iceland]].
=== Materials Used ===
* high count evenweave linen ground
* [[silk]] thread (most often red, green or blue).
=== Stitches and Techniques ===
This type of [[embroidery]] is worked in a variety of stitches. Just about any stitch that will cover the ground fabric and accentuate the void of the pattern can be used. However, the most commonly used stitches used through history have included [[long-armed cross stitch]], [[back stitch]], [[cross stitch]], reversable [[double-running stitch]] and [[tent stitch]].
=== Design ===
Designs vary throughout time, but flora and fauna and figurative designs have always been popular.
=== Links to External Sources ===
* Spanish Reversa Work - http://www.planetc.com/users/derwyddon/reserva.html
* Voided Work - http://www.bayrose.org/needlework/Voided_Work.html
* Stalking the Wild Assisi - http://www.bayrose.org/wkneedle/Articles/assisi.html
* Stalking the Wild Assisi is also here, with some charts - http://mywebpages.comcast.net/medievalneedle/assisi.htm

Revision as of 19:31, 17 June 2007

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