THE WOVEN PICOT STITCH

There is a stitch I have been wanting to learn for a while. It is a stitch that leaps off the fabric in a three dimensional way. I didn't even know the name of the stitch when I was researching. I searched "3-D embroidery stitches and finally found it's name, the woven picot stitch. 

The stitch lends itself well as a flower petal but it has so many other uses such as flags on a pendant, a tongue, or even as abstract art. It is a surprisingly easy to make and the weaving is similar to that of the WOVEN WHEEL STITCH.

Want to learn it with me?

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Start with your basic embroidery supplies:

HOOPED COTTON FABRiC: I like to practice on unbleached muslin (Calico outside US.) stretched taut in a wood embroidery hoop.

SCISSORS: For thread cutting.

THREAD: I prefer DMC six strand embroidery thread.

EMBROIDERY NEEDLE: I like a size 8 or above. 

**SEWING PIN - This is the only 'new' supply you might need. The pin helps to hold the stitch in place while you are weaving.

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 Here, I make some  FRENCH KNOTS  in the middle and surround them with the woven picot.

Here, I make some FRENCH KNOTS in the middle and surround them with the woven picot.

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The variegated thread really adds some nice interest.

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Whether you are going to use it for tongues, flower petals or pendants, the woven picot is such a fun stitch to learn. It is so unique, adding a lovely dimensional aspect to your work.

I wanted to mention that Needlen'Thread has a fabulous video tutorial HERE if you want to watch the stitch being made along with LOTS of other wonderful resources! I love Mary Corbet's site so do check it out if you are interested.

Hope you have lots of fun with this one!

I have a pattern coming to the ETSY SHOP in the next couple days which utilizes the woven picot stitch. Let you know as soon as it becomes available.

Thanks for visiting.

Warmly, 

Pam