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Pulled Thread

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

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).

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

Pulled Thread Stitches