Counted-thread embroidery

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

Counted-thread embroidery is any embroidery in which the fabric threads are counted by the embroiderer before inserting the needle into the fabric. Evenweave fabric is usually used; it produces a symmetrical image as both warp and weft fabric threads are evenly spaced.

The opposite of counted-thread embroidery is free embroidery.

Among the counted-thread embroidery techniques are:

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