Tapestry Needlework

A mid-Victorian Berlin woolwork tapestry. A mid-Victorian Berlin woolwork tapestry.

The term tapestry refers particularly to a type of woven cloth. However, the term is also used to describe a piece of stitched embroidery worked on a canvas ground, such as Berlin wool work. The famous Bayeux tapestry, with its embroidered decoration (couching and laidwork), is perhaps one of the most famous examples.

The use of the term 'tapestry' for embroidered work is still wide-spread and complete packages with a pattern and all the materials are widely available.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 29 May 2016)


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