Pulled Thread Whitework Embroidery Kit



Pulled thread embroidery, also known as drawn fabric, is a form of whitework that doesn’t involve cutting the fabric threads. Instead, tension is used when working the stitches to draw the fabric threads together to produce a lacy effect. (Not to be confused with Drawn Thread embroidery, which involves cutting the fabric.) It is traditionally worked on white fabric, usually a linen even-weave, using white thread. The kit covers four pulled thread stitches which each give a different lacy effect. This is an excellent grounding for then moving onto the next stage! There is a choice of fabric: either 20 or 28 threads per inch white even-weave linen. The lower the number, the easier it is to see the holes, so 20 tpi is easier to work with than 28 tpi, which is finer. Please message me to state your choice. The finished embroidery measures 17.5 cm high by 15.5cm wide. Suitable for beginners. All my kits are packaged using recyclable and/or biodegradable materials.

What's included in the price?

This pulled thread kit includes all materials required - white even-weave linen, two skeins of white stranded cotton thread, a tapestry needle and a chenille needle, tissue paper to transfer the design, comprehensive instructions with a stitch guide and stitch diagram. All kept tidy in a neat little box.

What you will need

Scissors Hoop/frame optional.



Liz Tapper graduated from the Royal School of Needlework's apprenticeship in 1998. She now teaches a wide variety of hand embroidery techniques, designs her own range of embroidery kits, accepts commissions and gives talks around the country.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
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