ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History   / content stitches

Meetings: - in Paris, 7/8 June 2002

- in Munich, 7/8 February 2003

- in Stockholm, 3/4 March 2005

- in Krefeld 4/5 August 2006


Drawings of stitches
in England:
system of Mrs A. Christie
in France:
  • Gold embroidery:
    as discussed on the meeting in Munich 7/8 february 2003
    on the basis of the Vocabulary by Nicole de Reyniès
in Germany:
in Italy:
  • stitches by Thessy Schoenholzer (page not finished)
    a -b - c - d - e - f - g - h - i - k

on stitches


useful webpages:

Video Library of Hand-Embroidery Stitches - Index :

This is a page with video instruction for embroidery stitches:

Needle' Video Library of Hand-Embroidery Stitches - Index

Stitches by Mrs A. Christie online:

Royal school of needlework

Webpage with scanned Sampler books:
see also:

- sharon b's Collection of Stitches for Hand Embroidery
please consider sharon's note:
"I hope you find this dictionary useful. These stitches and their illustrations may be downloaded
and printed out for personal or classroom use. If you make use of them please credit this source
on any copies you distribute. They are not to be copied for commercial gain.
©Sharon Boggon 1997- 2005"

- Terms & Definitions
Textile people really do speak their own language. And besides the terms used in spinning, we also need to understand the terms fiber producers use. And then the dyers and weavers definitely have their own language.
If you think of terms that should be added (or definitions changed), please send me a note through Rosemary Brock.

- Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles. (renamed AHRC on April 1st 2005)

- for The Embroiderers' Guild of WA (inc)


discussion stitches


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