Wednesday, October 31, 2012

TAST - Week 44

Closed Base Needlework Picot
The Closed Base Needlewoven Picot or Needlewoven Picot Leaf stitch is known as leaf like to be used in floral motifs.  Another very nice raised & detailed stitch.

I think I made a few that were just Woven Picots (re Mary Thomas's Dictionary) - base was spread further apart and therefore much easier to find the outer and middle thread to weave through.  It is also easier to complete with Pearl cotton #5 thread than the #12 or 2-strands of floss!  But I could not get the final product to look as detailed (and as cob on the corn appearance...) as Sharon B at TAST (check here for instruction) or The Embroidery Handbook - practice, practice, practice.  


Queeniepatch said...

I think the thread 'makes' this stitch; some turn your leaves into beautiful corncobs others make the leaves flat and uninteresting. The TAST challenge is a good opportunity to learn!

Anonymous said...

nice piece of work.