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Just sparse stitching and a few scraps...birds for fan by pennyleavergreen, via Flickr

pulled thread work embroidery: Pulled thread embroidery is a counted thread technique. Stitches are worked around groups of threads in the base fabric to form gaps, creating lacy, airy fillings, bands, border and hems.

Stencil and embroidery by A Fashionable Stitch, via Flickr

I ❤ embroidery . . . 'Winter dreams about summer' ~By fabulous threads

Metropolitan Museum of Art - France 1600–1800 A.D ; French Tassel; 18th c; silk & metal thread.

Petticoat Date: ca. 1780 Culture: French Medium: silk, metallic thread, linen Dimensions: Length at CB: 40 3/4 in. (103.5 cm) Credit Line: Catharine Breyer Van Bomel Foundation Fund, 1978 Accession Number: 1978.63.2

silk thread & embroidery floss for lace and embroidery silk ribbon for jewelry, by treenwaysilks.com

Hand embroidery on vintage linen, Sampler, red thread by Colette Copeland.

red thread poetry dress by ruthrae, via Flickr Incredible machine embroidery, she is so talented.

Gudebrod Silk Thread Color Card - Lacis

Lace / Csipke | Nina's Threads

ELLA'S CRAFT CREATIONS: Scrumptious stitchery............intertwined blanket stitches