A Stitch a Week: CasalguidiPosted: 01/21/2012
Into the fray! My fascination with the art of embroidery is such that I’ve decided to try a new stitch every week, and document it here. I’m going off of Sharon B’s Stitch Dictionary for Embroidery, which rates each stitch’s difficult level. I picked a random stitch, the Casalguidi, and found it listed as three scissors! (That’s hard.) In my typical unprepared but enthusiastic fashion, I decided to try it last night while we watched Deep Space Nine.
The Casalguidi stitch is actually a number of different stitches that form a raised tube-like structure. I think the example pictured above looks like snakeskin. It’s a mix of couching, satin stitch and stem stitch that looks ab-fab once it’s done. I used four colors of green, which came out stripey. It looks like a variegated thread would look a lot better. Mine ended up looking like a caterpillar, so I gave it some spikeys with the Turkey stitch (also known as a Ghiordes Knot).
You can check Flickr for their few Casalguidi pics.