Raised Embroidery

Raised embroidery is a subject that will interest all lovers of decorative needlework. It is a style of decoration that should be indulged in very sparingly, as too much of it in a room will cheapen rather than enhance the effect of the entire furnishing, while if prudently and sparingly used it will give a pleasing variety to the other decorative work.

Victorian Raised Embroidery
Example of Raised Embroidery

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This kind embroidery was not designed for its utility; evidently, as to use it means to ruin it. Therefore do not employ it to decorate cushion covers, tidies, or, in fact, any article where the embroidery will be subject to the least wear, but reserve it for the embellishment of mirror frames, panels for the walls, over-mantel curtains, easel pieces, table banner-screens, and for the outer covering of handkerchief and glove sachets. This embroidery must never be skimped as to materials nor slighted in the workmanship if satisfactory results are desired.

There are several flowers and fruits that are especially adapted for Raised Embroidery, and those designs that are most effective when finished, and that can be used for the greatest variety of purposes, will be found listed below:

Various types of raised embroidery work
  • Snowball Flowers


    More to come.


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