In Sweden, vävsöm meaning weaving stich, has been around since the middle ages. It was used to copy patterns. Often it is difficult to tell if it's woven or embroiderd. It's still popular with swedish handicrafters.
How to Do Huck Embroidery. An old craft, huck embroidery begins with a row of stitches across the material, then works the design upward to repeat a motif. It's popular for hand towels, but can be used on other home accessories, like curtains.