Learn Embroidery: Glossary of Embroidery Terms

This Glossary of Embroidery Terms was created for the Embroiderers’ Guild of America which retains full copyright of the materials. This publication may be downloaded, printed, copied, and distributed for personal use in its original form. This document, in whole or in part, may not be published or offered as a download from any website, in whole or in part, digitally or in print, without written permission. Changes to this publication will only be made by someone authorized by the EGA Education Department.

Consult the glossary as you learn embroidery. Anyone studying advanced techniques or just learning embroidery will find the glossary helpful.

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