Date of Award

Fall 1972

Document Type




First Reader

Professor Hazel Thomas


Hook embroidery gets its name from the fabric it is worked on, which is huck toweling, a textured fabric with the raised threads on both front and back. Huck embroidery is actually short for huckaback, and is also known as Swedish weaving. It can be done with six-strand cotton, pear cotton, fine wool yard, or other kinds of embroidery threads. The technique is simply running the thread under the pairs of raised threads on the wrong side of the huck. A blunt needle is used so the pairs of threads can be picked up easily without going through the fabric. Knots should not be used; weave ends back into the same row of embroidery. Huck weaving can also be done on the right side of the fabric where prominent raised single threads appear.



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