Introduction to Canvaswork

Introduction to Canvaswork

Estimated Date Stitched:

Estimated Age of Stitcher:

School and/or Teacher:
Scarborough Needleartsguild/ Christine Okawara

Name of Stitcher:
Dale Laura Edwards

Type of Sampler:

Size of Sampler:
Width: 42cm
Height: 42cm


This is a square sampler stitched on linen canvas and mounted on velveteen fabric with same fabric piping to make a cushion.  It includes many canvaswork stitches and is stitched in many colours.  The cushion fabric is burgundy colour.


Condition: Excellent

Description of condition:

The cushion is as new with no stains, tears or damages.

Fabric Type:
*Zweigart linen canvas mounted on velveteen

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Embroidery thread type:
cotton, silk, wool

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Motifs: plants

Type of stitches: other – Split; Byzantine; Parisian; Leaf; Scotch; Hungarian Ground; Novelty stitches; Variations of square stitch; Brick stitch; Rhodes with Scotch and Cushion; Mosaic, Cashmere, Cushion; Milanese; Hungarian; Bargello; Novelty; Tree; Mosaic; Mosaic variations; Oldd Florentine; Cashmere. Initials and date

Name or initials on sampler: D L E 2003

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Owner / Donor Story:

This was a class given at Scarborough Needlearts Guild by Christine Okawara to learn how to graph for canvaswork and to design for oneself.  It taught some of the theory of colour, the direction of stitches and working direction.

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No. of photographs: Number of photographs: 9

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