Drawn thread work is a form of counted-thread embroidery. based on removing threads from the warp and/or the weft of a piece of even-weave fabric. The remaining threads are grouped or bundled together into a variety of patterns. The more elaborate styles of drawn thread work use a variety of other stitches and techniques, but the drawn thread parts are their most distinctive element. It is also grouped as whitework embroidery. because it was traditionally done in white thread on white fabric and is often combined with other whitework techniques.