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Embroidery worked in white thread on a white ground.
- ‘Irish crocheted lace, Clare embroidery (floral embellishment in colored thread for garments), and Ayrshire whitework (an exquisite form of white-on-white embroidery) were invented to support starving women in nineteenth-century Great Britain.’
- ‘It continued in textile design, particularly in whitework embroidery and some printed calicoes, into the mid-nineteenth century.’
- ‘We sell kits and patterns for whitework embroidery, and all our books on whitework.’
- ‘The crown is embellished with tiny whitework flowers filled with intricate needlepoint lace fillings.’
- ‘The book is thorough, has great ideas in it, and makes whitework accessible even for the beginner.’
- ‘Open area between the two segments of whitework may be used for initials or another motif, if desired.’
- ‘Another loan, a whitework band sampler of about 1650, depicts Adam and Eve and comes from a private collection in the United States.’
- ‘Few embroidery classifications contain such a large and diverse group of styles and techniques as whitework.’
- ‘Whatever your personal skill level, this book will change your appreciation of whitework and trapunto quilts forever.’
- ‘The tools you will necessitate for whitework embellishment are minimal.’
- ‘This is a classic whitework alphabet in Victorian style.’
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