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Pulled Thread

Also known as Fil Tiré, Punch work, Drawn fabric work, Deflected element embroidery, pulled work

Pulled thread embroidery is a form of whitework, where threads are pulled tightly together to form designs.

The stitches are normally worked on a relatively open evenweave fabric so that the stitches pull the fabric apart to create a pattern of holes (the holes can appear to have been punched into the fabric, hence the alternative name of punch work).  The stitches either form a pattern which fills an area or are used as isolated stitches.  For a list which only shows those stitches which form a pattern, see pulled thread filling (use).

For pulled thread stitches which

N.B. Some authors use the term drawn thread for what we call pulled thread stitches.

Pulled Thread Stitches