Madeira work, broderie anglaise

A cutwork and embroidery needlework created by Portuguese women on the island of Madeira, Madeira work is characterized by white-on-white embroidery and eyelets. This craft may have been brought to Madeira in the 19th century from England, where a very popular type of eyelet embroidery was known as broderie anglaise—English embroidery. Both names are given to this white eyelet embroidery on white linen or cotton.

Uses: Dresses, blouses, children’s clothing

See also:
Eyelet


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