Explore the magnificent stitches of Casalguidi embroidery in our Group Correspondence Course Mythical Myrtle with teacher Barbara Kershaw.
Casalguidi is a beautiful form of whitework named after the village of Casalguidi near Pistoia in Tuscany where it originated. Sometimes called linen-work, Casalguidi is a unique style of raised embroidery traditionally worked on a background of four-sided stitch.
Mythical Myrtle breaks from tradition a little in that she is not mounted on a background of four-sided stitch, although the four-sided stitch is incorporated into the design.
Mythical Myrtle has been worked on confederate gray linen but the student can use whatever color is preferred. Other stitches used in this project are continuous wrapping, bullion knots, detached buttonhole stitch and the raised stem stitch band called the Casalguidi stitch. Small tassels form the hinges for the design which has been finished as a triptych.
Mythical Myrtle Information
Type of project: Triptych
Size: The finished size is 7″ X 7″ (18cm x 18cm)
Skill level: Intermediate
Length of class: 6 lessons in 6 months
Teaching Fee:$30 (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Text price: $35.00 Left-handed instructions are available on request
Supplies (approximate): $35.00, finishing supply cost approximately $30.00
DMC Floss Number for tassel: DMC® #927
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