Drawn fabric embroidery, sometimes called pulled thread embroidery, is a traditional technique that has never lost its appeal to embroiderers. It involves pulling the threads of thebackground fabric to displace them and produce a pattern. This classic text by Edna Wark has been reprinted to help embroiderers - old and new - make the most of this technique, whether they want to create traditional items or experiment further. The clear text includes: design; stitches; technique and planning embroideries; experimental techniques; drawn fabric work on dress; making small items; working panels; and finishing articles.
Edna Wark lives in Australia, where she taught and lectured on embroidery, and her work has been exhibited in London and New York. She has undertaken ecclesiastical commissions, and has researched into metal thread embroidery. She is the author of The Craft of Patchwork and Making Fabric Bags.