Berlin Canvas

A matting fabric made from cotton for embroidery purposes. It is woven from coarse round yarns, weaving two ends as one and 2-picks in a shed, giving tiny squares as open spaces for the wool yarn with which it is embroidered. The original fabric (about 1820) was made of silk union yarns in white, black, claret and primrose colours. The threads had a strong cotton core with silk wound round it.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • Berlin woolwork — ▪ art       19th century amateur embroidery developed in Germany and based upon hand painted charts from which cross stitch patterns could be worked in a very soft embroidery wool, spun at Gotha and dyed in Berlin, where the charts were printed… …   Universalium

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