Corded Quilting

Close-up of a man's cap with corded quilting. Oman, early 20th  century. Close-up of a man's cap with corded quilting. Oman, early 20th century. TRC collection.

Corded quilting (also known as Italian quilting) is a technique in which a double outline in small running stitches is worked through two layers of opaque material. This forms a narrow channel into which a cord or thick thread (usually either wool or cotton) is threaded from the back. This creates a series of lines in relief. This form of quilting can be found in many countries, not just Italy.

See also: shadow quilting; trapunto

Source: THOMAS, Mary (1936). Mary Thomas’s Embroidery Book, London: Hodder and Stroughton, p. 232.

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