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Wessex Stitchery

Also known as Wessex stitching, Wessex embroidery

Designed by Mrs Margaret M. Foster in the 19th century, Wessex stitchery is a counted thread technique that uses a set of simple stitches.  These stitches are used more freely than in other counted thread techniques to form a range of stitch patterns. Samplers form a large body of surviving Wessex stitchery which, as well as incorporating stitched patterns, includes lettering surrounded by borders and motifs.

Wessex Stitchery Stitches