"The actual embroidery over the smocking pleats is very clever. It's blocks of coloured satin stitch that repeat the pattern of the Puncetto inset. You can also see vertical panels of floral embroidery on either side of the Puncetto…"
"It's definitely Puncetto. If you check the book, Manuale del Puncetto Colorato, you'll see that even the colors are the same. The diamonds are the most common pattern for colored puncetto. Judging by its size and the signs of wear, I would…"
Hi, Onna, the loops are quite tight. It takes some practice to get the loops small, yet big enough that you can stick a needle through them. Keep practicing! When I started my loops were too big. If you try solid areas first, before squares, you'll see the correct tension more easily because it's meant to be quite solid, not open and lacy. Good luck!
I just love your work , Avital. Do you know how to write out patterns for these?
I am curious on the one big square that has 4 squares in it. do you keep the stitches like the large loops in in ascii show or are they actually tighter? are the loops just large to show you where to put the next st.? I tried it loopy and mine was a mess. HELP!! lol