Assisi embroidery is also known as voided work or reserva, and is one of the monochromatic family of embroidery techniques. If you can do cross stitch, you can do Assisi! - Assisi Embroidery - Embroidery at BellaOnline
This chalice cover is medium: silk embroidery on linen foundation technique: embroidered in counted double running and montenegrin cross stitches on plain weave. This chalice cover is from Italy and dated century".