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.
Swiss Embroidery. A variety of needlework in white on white, in washable materials, originated in Switzerland during the early part of this century. An imitation of this made by machinery, called Swiss flat stitch embroidery has to a great extent superseded the real hand and needle work. [See Embroidery]