Palestrina Family

Palestrina stitch and its members draw their origin from Italy. This stitch forms an essential part of many of Italy’s ancient embroideries.

The characteristic of this stitch is a knotted line. Usually, these knots are closely placed, but variations can lead to longer stitches dotted with knots. These will look like the coral stitch with a big knot.

Palestrina stitches can be used on any fabric with almost any kind of thread. The bolder the thread, the bolder the knots will be. The Perle cotton thread is often suggested as the knots show up better.

This stitch can be used to outline designs, do border work or even attaching appliques.

Each of them differs much from each other in some ways, but the basic technique of making the knots remains the same. So, when going through the lessons, just gather in the logic of making the knots, and then, Palestrina family of stitches will be one of the most interesting stitches to experiment with!

Palestrina Family

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Palestrina Stitch
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Sorbello Stitch
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Reversed Palestrina
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Triple Palestrina
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Basque Knot
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3 Responses

  1. shilpa India Google Chrome Windows says:

    awesome blog…

  2. Mariette DEmeyere Belgium Mozilla Windows says:

    palestrina steek

  3. rocksea Italy Unknow Browser Unknow Os says:

    So it might have originated from the city palestrina, near to rome?

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