(French, "English Embroidery") is a whitework needlework
technique incorporating features of embroidery
and needle lace
that arose in England in the 19th century.
Broderie Anglaise is characterized by patterns composed of small holes or eyelets bound with overcast or buttonhole stitches. Later Broderie Anglaise also featured small patterns worked in satin stitch.
- S.F.A. Caulfield and B.C. Saward, The Dictionary of Needlework, 1885.