CHAIN STITCH

Chain Stitch is done with a hook in long flowing designs. The embroidery is done all over a Hessian or hand woven cloth base. The designs range from floral patterns to animals and human forms traced by a designers while the craftsman embroidery in two-ply or three-ply yarns. Silk yarn is also used in the embroidery and the rug looks like a carpet in which the pile is substituted by the texture. Chain stitch rugs are used both as floor covering and wall hanging. The rug is supported with cloth-lining to add the durability.

Crewel embroidery is fascinating needle art. Typically done in thin wool thread on linen or cotton fabric, crewel work provides texture not seen in silk or cotton embroidery. A special kind of embroidery done with a pointed hook used for drapery and upholstery is known as crewel. Because of the high quality of embroidery done on wall hangings and rugs, Kashmiri crewel-work is in great demand throughout the world.