This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Russian Embroidery. Embroidering in simple and formal patterns, zig-zags, frets, etc., especially that which is applied to washable materials, as towels, etc. Such embroidery as originally practiced by the Russian peasants, including also the insertion of open-work patterns, and needlework representations of animals, houses and the like.