THE STITCHES SPEAK – Part 6

At long last!  The end of the talk from 2014.  I hope it inspired you to look up some of these examples, and perhaps, start your own piece of work in one of the styles presented.

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3 responses

  1. Wow, I really enjoyed this series. Wish I could have heard it! So, can you tell me the difference between Assisi and Punto di Milano?

    1. The names are not standard enough to make research easy. 🙂

      Assisi is often used today as a catch-all term for all voided stitching, especially that of the style’s early 20th century revival that often employed simplified designs and a simple cross stitch background. PdM is a term mostly (but not exclusively) used by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to refer to a group of voided 16th and early 17th century pieces with grounds that are done in a very tightly pulled variant of a four-sided stitch, such that the area is totally covered by stitching, and that stitching has the look of mesh. (Its a pulled, not a withdrawn thread stitch). So both are types of voided embroidery, and cousins. But all voided work isn’t the same, neither is it all Assisi, nor all PdM.

  2. To further complicate matters, there is another use of PdM as a term that has nothing to do with counted stitching. It’s sometimes used today as a name for a specific thick machine knit jersey fabric.

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