pulled thread work also called drawn fabric, pulled thread embroidery, ajour arbeit. In this kind no fabric threads are removed. Stitches are pulled with strong tension, and this creates a pattern of holes, different for each stitch.
A one of a kind lampshade designed and hand embroidered in the pulled thread whitework technique. White stranded cotton was used on a natural coloured evenweave linen to portray the beautiful swirling undulating ivy leaves and tendrils. Numerous different pulled thread patterns are used for the leaves, resulting in a beautiful lacy finish, which is highlighted even further when the lamp is switched on and the light shines through the lacy patterns. etsy.me/2clVHyc