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Whitework embroidery
refers to any embroidery technique in which the stitching is the same color as the foundation fabric (traditonally white linen).

Styles of whitework embroidery include most drawn thread work, broderie anglaise, and reticella.

Whitework embroidery is one of the techniques employed in heirloom sewing for blouses, christening gowns, baby bonnets, and other small articles.

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The above article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitework_embroidery).  1/15/06

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