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Candlewicking, or candlewick embroidery, is a type of whitework embroidery using unbleached thread on unbleached fabric. Candlewicking got it's name because the spun cotton thread used for this embroidery technique is similar to the type of thread used for candle wicks. Originally in colonial American times, actual candle wicks were used when the woman did not have other thread available to them. The main stitch used for this technique is the Colonial knot, or French knots.. Often, the outline of the pattern is covered with a series of these knots.

In this section you can learn more about candlewicking, find tips and tutorials, and shop for candlewicking embroidery supplies.

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