Petit Point

A petit point bag. A petit point bag.

Petit point is a term sometimes used for canvas embroidery stitches that are worked on single thread canvas over one or two horizontal threads of the ground. In particular it refers to the use of tent stitch, half cross stitch and rep stitch. The term can be used to describe both the stitch used and the end product, such as a petit point bag.

Source: THOMAS, Mary (1934). Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, London: Hodder and Stoughton, p. 110.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 22 February 2017).


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