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Schiffli (Schiffley)

Schiffli (Shifley) [shif-lee]   Type of intricate embroidery mainly used to create lace and eyelet fabrics, where designs are sewn onto a base fabric (i.e.: netting for lace, cotton for eyelet) using a Schiffli embroidery machine. Schiffli embroidery is unique and desired since simple or complex designs can be created with three dimensional effects, multiple […]
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