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Free embroidery is the term for any embroidery which is not regulated by the weave of the canvas, i.e. the opposite of counted-thread embroidery. It is a form of surface embroidery.

Examples of free embroidery techniques and styles:


Art needlework

Bayeux tapestry

Crewel embroidery


Jacobean embroidery

Quaker tapestry



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Apparel Search - Defintiion of Free Embroidery - Madame de Pompadour (detail of Image:PompadourDrouais.jpg) by Fran´┐Żois-Hubert Drouais.
An example of free embroidery: Madame de Pompadour in an elaborately embroidered gown and matching petticoat in the style of the 1760s.
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