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Quick! What do you call these things? (details inside)

Asked by MilkyWay (13745points) January 18th, 2012

You know tapestry kind of things that are made out of fabric, possibly canvas, that people put on their walls as art pieces? Those things you can make yourself? What are they called?

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downtide's avatar

Depends how they’re made and what type of thread. Tapestry, or cross-stitch, or needlepoint.

(shhhh don’t tell anyone but I do cross-stitch)

Judi's avatar


Judi's avatar

Just us iPhone people hanging around.

rebbel's avatar


I am on my netbook.

MilkyWay's avatar

Aww guys, I want a name. What do you call the product of weaving/needlepoint/cross-stitch ?

rebbel's avatar

Embroidered fabrics/embroidery .

downtide's avatar

@MilkyWay the products are just called the same name as the process. A piece of needlepoint, or a cross-stitch piece, or a tapestry. There isn’t a collective name for them (that I’m aware of). Textile art might cover all of them?

MilkyWay's avatar

Oh, okay then :D
Thanks people!
I’ll just say textile art piece.

MilkyWay's avatar

Nah, aren’t those like blankets?

filmfann's avatar

Yes they are. People used to hang them on the walls as decoration and insulation.

MilkyWay's avatar

Oh wow, I didn’t know that. That could come in handy, thanks :D

gailcalled's avatar

“Wall hanging” is a vague term that covers all textile art that hangs on a wall…

Hand-made lace
Braided rug

Hain_roo's avatar

A ‘wall hanging’, of course.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Shit you hang on the walls.
@Hain_roo GA

Coloma's avatar

@gailcalled Gail! are you into hooking?—gasp ;-)—

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Hain_roo Not sure how you meant that?

Hain_roo's avatar

Sorry, I was responding to the initial question, not quite sure how this site works yet…

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@Hain_roo Ok Just relax, be yourself, and treat others well and this site will treat you well.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@Hain_roo Welcome to Fluther! @Adirondackwannabe said “GA” great answer

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