Fiori da Giardino - Moderna
The Reticella provides just the touch of whimsy to the orderliness of the classic border of Caterina da’ Medici embroidery. The Reticella technique binds the fabric threads to form the mesh on which the lace is worked, giving the project the inherent strength of the linen background, whilst maintaining an airy feel to the lace against the structure of the Caterina da’ Medici border.
Reticella was traditionally worked in monochromatic tones, on pale linen, but the modern colours of linen lend themselves to using more colour. This is a more modern approach to Reticella, where the flowers are expressed in freer form, showing stems and leaves and not confined to within individual squares of the design as would be in classical, traditional designs.
Fiori da Giardino is a set of two companion designs, presenting the same motifs with a modern twist and with a classical presentation. Check out Fiori da Giardino - Classica.
Comprehensive stitch diagrams and construction instructions are included.
12 pages, A5 booklet, photographs and pattern chart