Monday 14 March 2016

Week Ten of Crumbs from the Cutting Room Floor

I Like this one
It seems to be about crossing paths
There are many people
that I am so grateful to have crossed paths with in my life.

This lovely little nobly knot stitch is a new one for me.
Very nearly the Sorbello stitch but not quite.

This one is called the Palestrina stitch.
I found it on a set of very old notes
so old I think they were reproduced on a Gestetner!
Given to me by an embroidery teacher
with whom I crossed paths many, many years ago.
Funny that here the knot is described 
as being of Danish origin....
researching on the internet today
it is described as Italian
it always seems to be in a continuous line
not these individual knots.

Have a great day.


  1. It produces a lovely effect, whatever the origin!

  2. Thank you for sharing this stitch ... I'm going to give it a try!

    Likewise, thanks for your intriguing series of cruciform crumb compositions (sorry, couldn't resist). The variations on the theme have been magical, and I especially like the crossroads here.

  3. I had forgotten this stitch, must do it again. like your crumbs.

  4. I like this stitch -- will have to remember it. Love your 'crumbs'!!

  5. I like this stitch -- will have to remember it. Love your 'crumbs'!!

  6. I recognise that stitch book- it is Barbara Snooks book of Embroidery Stitches- I use it still as reference but was introduced to it doing City and Guilds Embroidery. Happy Stitching!

  7. I guess I'm dating myself when I say I used to use a Gestetner in my first job. I don't think I've seen the Palestrina stitch used individually - must give it a try.


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