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Traditional hand embroidery would have historically have been stitched on any fabric that was available and suitable for purpose. Today we try and use the same or similar fabrics which were used when the techniques were popular, for example 16th century bed curtains embroidered in Crewel work would have been stitched on Linen Twill and ornate costumes painted by Hans Holbein, shows Blackwork stitched on Linen.

 

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