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Counted-thread embroidery
is any embroidery in which the fabric threads are counted by the embroiderer before inserting the needle into the fabric. Evenweave fabric is usually used; it produces a symmetrical image as both warp and weft fabric threads are evenly spaced.

The opposite of counted-thread embroidery is free embroidery.

Among the counted-thread embroidery techniques are:

Cross-stitch

Hardanger embroidery

Assisi embroidery

Needlepoint

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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/Counted-thread_embroidery).  5/1/05
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