Hand embroidery · Redwork

Redwork Embroidery

redwork-embroidery

Redwork embroidery is a form of classic embroidery in which red thread is used to create patterns on a white or cream background.

In addition to being popular for its decorative purposes, redwork embroidery is also popular because it is inexpensive in price.

The embroidery requires less thread to create a visible image than other kinds of embroidery. As such, it also takes less time to complete a redwork design.

Six strand cotton embroidery floss is the most common choice for those who enjoy Redwork embroidery.Two strands of floss is recommended for the body of the work and one strand for any fine detail.

Traditionally, Redwork embroidery was worked on plain cotton muslin.

Although there are many fabric choices available today, most people work with traditional cottons or linen fabrics in white or ecru.

An embroidery hoop is optional, but very helpful with this type of hand embroidery.It is also important to work all loose ends in so that the thread does not shadow through to the front.

Why not try your hand at Redwork embroidery today?

Click here for a free Redwork embroidery pattern

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