Counted Thread

Counted thread needlework is very diverse and the stitches vary in their degree of complexity.

But all stitches share one thing in common: they require the needleworker to count threads of a fine evenly woven fabric.

Counted thread work may entirely cover the fabric, but more commonly leaves portions of the fabric unstitched - 

in this sense it resembles surface embroidery.

Pulled thread, drawn thread and hemstitching are sometimes grouped together under the heading of whitework

as they were traditionally worked with white thread on white linen.

Drawn thread, hemstitching and hardanger may also be catagorised as openwork

because it involves the cutting of portions of the ground fabric to create open, lacy effects.

Blackwork and Sampler

(Cross Stitch and all variations of it, Eyelets, Satin, Buttonhole, etc.)

are also categories of counted thread needlework.

All stitch techniques used in the Barberry Row designs below are listed with each image.

All designs are featured below.

CLICK ON IMAGE FOR DETAILS - FABRICS, THREADS, STITCH TECHNIQUES, STITCH COUNT, etc.