Luneville Embroidery Explained

It turns out that in Luneville style embroidery the beads and the sequins aren’t directly sewn in the fabric; instead, a string is threaded through the decorations you want to use.

The embroidery is carried out simultaneously with both hands, so the fabric for it must be stretched out on special tapestry frames or tucked into hoops on a stand so that both of your hands are free to work.

A spool is preferred for this type of embroidery, and the string isn’t cut until after you’ve finished working on the piece.

This process differs from your usual types of embroidery, primarily because it is made on the inside of the fabric — the front side can only be seen if the fabric on which the embroidery is made is transparent.

The work surface will consist entirely out of tambourine stitches.

Using a hook allows you to perform a large variety of different actions while filling quite large areas of work surface. It has seen a lot of use for clothing, home textiles, carpets, towels and bed linen in many nations around the world.

The most common variant is a tambourine embroidery in which the seam looks like a pigtail.

Hooks are widely used for embroidery in haute couture, as it provides a truly wide range of different motions and are much faster than needles.

Where can you place the embroidered Luneville pattern? Here’s a whole list of options.

Take a look at this video if you want to see it first-hand.

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