REDWORK is a term used to describe a style of embroidery done using one color. It originated in 17th century Europe when red-colored floss was all that was available for fine stitchery. Eventually, other colors were adapted and became known as "redwork in black" or bluework.
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I used to do redwork using multi colours,blue or brown. Then I got a pack of red floss from Daiso( you get eight in a pack for only RM5 whereas DMC is RM1.50 each !) Now I know why it's called REDWORK ....
It's so.....beautiful in red!