Popular in 18th-century Denmark and Britain, pulled work requires even tension on threads to create lacy patterns on fabric--traditionally linen but mono canvas will do. Drysdale's pleasant introduction covers all contingencies: what materials to consider, how stitches and fillings are done, how to finish off pieces or highlight shapes with outline stitches. A large selection of stitches is provided, some relatively easy and familiar (satin stitch), some more ambitious but worth the effort (various eyelets). Drysdale is wary of too many colors or patterns in one piece--wise counsel considering the nature of the work. Attractive and delicate.