Counted-thread embroidery

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Counted cross-stitch embroidery, Hungary, mid-20th century

Counted-thread embroidery is any embroidery in which the number of warp and weft yarns in a fabric are methodically counted out for each stitch, resulting in uniform-length stitches and a precise, uniform embroidery pattern. Even-weave fabric is usually used, producing a symmetrical image, as both warp and weft yarns are evenly spaced.

The opposite of counted-thread embroidery is free embroidery.

Types of counted-thread embroidery[edit]

Among the counted-thread embroidery techniques are:

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