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Woven picot

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Woven picots can be worked large or small, thin or wide. Picots that are attached to the fabric at both the base and the point can be worked with two, three, four or five prongs.

 

This stitch is generously sponsored by Gwendolyn Williams, dedicated to her best friend Margaret Millar of Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, who has passed on her knowledge and love of quilting to others.

Method

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For a two-pronged picot: Make two stitches form a point. This will be the size of the finished woven picot.

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Bring the needle through to the front of the fabric just under the tip to the left.

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To weave, take the needle over and under from left to right. Use a tapestry needle or the eye of the needle.

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Then weave back by taking the needle over and under from right to left.

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Weave back and forth across the shape, from top to bottom. Push the thread up with the needle as you work to ensure the rows are tightly packed.

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Continue to the bottom of the shape, finishing the stitch in the centre of the base, tucking the thread up underneath the weave.

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For a three-pronged picot: Make the initial shape with two stitches as above, then work a third stitch halfway between them.

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Bring the needle through to the front of the fabric just under the tip to the left.

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Start a three-pronged picot by going under the first thread, over the middle thread and under the third thread from left to right.

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Then weave back by going over the first thread, under the middle thread and over the third thread from right to left.

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Weave back and forth across the shape. Towards the end when it is hard to go under, over and under the three threads in one go, take the needle under the first thread.

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Then go under the third thread.

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Work down to the end of the shape and tuck the thread underneath the weave to finish it.

Woven picot

Structure of stitch

Common uses

Embroidery Techniques

Related Stitches

Identifying Woven picot

‚ÄčA woven picot can be identified by its triangular shape and its weaved thread in between the prongs. Both the top and bottom of the triangle will be attached to the base fabric, unlike a detached woven picot whose top point of the triangle will not be attached, leaving just the bottom wider section attached to the fabric.

References

  • Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.270