Detached woven picot
- Woven Picot
Woven picots can be worked large or small, thin or wide. Detached picots are attached to the supporting material only at the base and can only be worked with three or five prongs. You could use fine beading wire for the outside prongs of a detached picot to create shapes that you can bend and manipulate.
Place a pin in the fabric to mark the top of the picot. Bring the thread up, wrap it round the pin and take it down.
Bring the needle back through halfway at the bottom of the picot.
Wrap the thread around the pin again.
Do not take the thread through to the back of the fabric. Instead, weave the thread backwards and forwards across the shape’s prongs, as in a normal woven picot.
Continue weaving the thread.
When reaching the bottom of the shape with your weaving, take the thread through to the back of the fabric on the side on which you finish weaving.
Remove the pin and bend the picot upwards, away from the fabric, with the end of the pin.
Completed detached woven picot
Structure of stitch
Identifying Detached woven picot
A detached woven picot can be identified by its triangular shape and its weaved thread in between the prongs, of which there will be either three or five. The detached woven picot’s top point will not be attached to the fabric, whereas a woven picot will have both its top and bottom points attached.
Mary Thomas, Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.163
Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.271
Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.122