Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts What is Embroidery?


The term "Embroidery" encompasses many different disciplines such as:

  • Assissi
  • Ayrshire
  • Bargello
  • Blackwork
  • Canvaswork
  • Casalguidi
  • Crewel
  • Cross-stitch
  • Drawn Thread
  • Goldwork
  • Hardanger
  • Hedebo
  • Jacobean
  • Mountmellick
  • Needle Lace
  • Petit Point
  • Pulled Thread
  • Reticella
  • Ruskin Lace
  • Samplers
  • Schwalm
  • Shadow Work
  • Silk Shading
  • Stumpwork
  • Whitework

The materials used are as varied as the types of embroidery, as are the huge variety of stitches that can be used to achieve a desired effect.

Part of CGNA's mandate is to help its members learn about the different forms of stitchery by providing teachers, library resources, access to correspondence courses and lots of information about their particular interests.


Member of the "Embroiderers’ Association of Canada"

Last modified by dhh: Aug 16, 2016