This post relates to the questions about counted vs printed cross stitch and whether one or both are embroidery. Embroidery is a very broad term and includes both counted and printed cross stitch. There are probably hundreds of forms of embroidery. They include every variety of cross stitch, canvas work with yarn or thread, needlepoint, crewel, plus many others. Certainly too many to list here. The important thing is that stitchers definitely make the world a more beautiful place. Good health and happy stitching. Karen
Posted by: luvtoxstitch on 04/15/19
I agree, Karen. I call it all embroidery. Both my grandmothers embroidered by hand. One of my grandmothers machine embroidered pillow cases that I use to this day and treasure them. If anyone has ever embroidered on an old treadle sewing machine, it is not easy. I like to collect hand embroidered napkins, tablecloths, any type of kitchen towel embroidered. To me, they are kitchsy works of art. Stitchers do make the world a more beautiful place than they found it. Pam
by: pamelastine11 on 04/16/19
Pam, I have my Mom's old Singer treadle sewing machine, but have never tried embroidery using it! How is that even possible? 😲
by: susiebelle7 on 04/16/19
Susiebelle, your guess is as good as mine. She passed away in 1979. I treasure the linens I have from her. Nobody else wanted them. I can think of no more personal a gift than one where the person has handled the fabric, picked a design-sometimes one they made up themselves, and used their hands to create something. The times I have been gifted with hand made items I have truly felt honored. I was the secretary to the Dean of Business at Oklahoma Baptist University. When he accepted another position, his wife freehanded the Serenity Prayer and made up her own vines and flowers. It still amazes me that she did that for me. Pam
by: pamelastine11 on 04/16/19