A modern take on Casalguidi stitch

An indepth exploration of an embroidery by Pat Bootland.

Framed version of Garden Avenue designed & stitched by Pat Bootland

It’s an absolutely exquisite piece of textured embroidery and all her own design.

The pergola is all worked in casalguidi stitch:

Stitched Garden Avenue

The climbing rose in the foreground has needlelace flowers and needleweaving for the leaves:

Needlelace Roses

The climber behind (is it wisteria?) is all bullions and french knots:

Detail of Bullions & French Knots

….and then there are the ferns around the base of the pillars:

Detail of Needleweaving

…..and look at how she’s created the paving stones – padded satin stitch surrounded by french knots. So simple and yet so effective!

Detail of Stitched Paving Stones

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