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Candlewicking & Whitework 

Candlewicking also known as whitework is a traditional needlework technique of white on white embroidery. Usually the stitches used were colonial or french knots along with stem stitch.


img Beginner's Guide to Mountmellick Embroidery
by Pat Trott - Paperback - Published 2002 Amazon
img Candlewicking
iron-on transfer patterns for hottest "new" form of embroidery: birds, butterflies, boats, florals, little boy, little girl, pineapples, geometrics, more. Complete instructions, stitch diagrams, list of necessary materials and more. by Claire Bryant - Paperback - Published 1994 Amazon
img White Work : Techniques and 188 Designs
Thorough guide to elegant form of contemporary embroidery, with illustrated instructions and patterns for 20 stitches, plus 188 embroidery patterns keyed to those stitches. by Carter Houck(Editor) - Paperback - Published 1983 Amazon
img A-Z of Whitework
Over 1,000 step-by-step photos illustrate the creation of this beautiful traditional white-on-white embroidery which has inspired needlecrafters for centuries by Country Bumpkin - Paperback - Published 2015
Basic Candlewicking
Step-by-step instructions on how to do candlewicking
Brief description and information on candlewicking. Bella Online
Free Candlewicking Patterns
Lots of free candlewicking patterns.
History of Candlewicking
Learn the origin of candlewicking and stitches. eHow
History of Candlewicking
Learn the history of candlewicking. Embroidery Online
MountMellick Embroidery
A type of whitework from Ireland - information and illustrations. Heritage Shoppe
Mountmellick Workshop
An on-line tutorial of mountmellick stitching. JMD Designs
Shadow Embroidery
Shadow embroidery was developed as a Whitework technique. Learn more here. Craftown
Stitch - Colonial Knot
Instructions on how to do the colonial knot. eHow
Stitch - Colonial Knot
Detailed instructions on the colonial knot with diagram. Martha Beth Lewis' Piano, Needlework and Chocolate
Stitch - Colonial Knot
How to stitch a colonial knot. In A Minute Ago
Stitch - Colonial Knot (Video)
A video on how to do the colonial knot. You Tube
Stitch - Colonial Stitch
A colonial stitch tutorial. Sarah's Hand Embrodiery Tutorials
Traditonal Candlewicking Book
Twenty-four designs with illusations, photographs, and all necessary techniques and stitches are fully explained.
What is Candlewicking?
A brief explanation of candlewicking. West Virginia University
Guide for Whitework stitches. Gutenberg

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