Reticella Florals – Pomegranate Tablemat
The Reticella provides just the touch of whimsy to the orderliness of the classic border of Punto Antico 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 boldness of the Punto Antico border.
The tablemat edged with a traditional folded hem highlighted with a contrast border along the drawn thread hem.
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.
Reticella Florals is a set of four small Reticella floral designs, each with a different counted embroidery technique as a feature border, and each constructed into a different project. Differing levels of complexity across the range cater for all stitchers abilities (in order of complexity: Lily, Daisy, Rose, Pomegranate).
Comprehensive stitch diagrams and construction instructions are included.
12 pages, A5 booklet, photographs and pattern chart