Tag: Redwork

Redwork Embroidery Tips & Tricks

The art of Redwork is steeped in history. It became widely used when a special colourfast red floss was developed in Turkey some 200 years ago called Turkey Red. Today, Redwork is still a popular form of embroidery with many of the vintage penny squares being used as well as modern alternatives. You can find more…

History of Redwork

The History of Redwork

The History of Redwork is an interesting one. It gets its name from the type of thread that is used. ‘Turkey Red’ is a special colourfast red floss that was developed in Turkey more than 200 years ago. Prior to this red was typically avoided because the colours either faded or ran making them an…

Simply Redwork | Quilt and Stitch Redwork Embroidery Designs

Redwork embroidery is so popular for its simple and classic style – yet it works brilliantly for modern motifs too. Mandy Shaw is well known for her beautiful redwork embroidery, and you can now learn this versatile technique with her brand new book, Simply Redwork… Redwork embroidery can be worked on a variety of different…