Woven Picot are traditionally used in Lace work and I have shied away from this one in my work – no idea why! Let’s give it a go..
There are several different types of woven picot so let’s start with a version that is stitched to the cloth rather than detached as you very often see.
Stitch a triangle as above. Start at A and go down at B, Come back at C and go back in at D. Then stitch a central line up the middle coming out at E and back in at F.
After you have pulled your thread though at F, come back out where the arrow indicates and then start weaving your thread in and out, completing each row in this way to fill the Picot.
Once you have weaved all the way to the bottom, take the thread through to the back in the centre and secure at the back.
Now you are able to do a simple Woven Picot, experiment with different threads to see the difference it makes.
You can also try a detached Woven Picot Stitch…
Use a Pin to act as an anchor for your weaving. Pop the pin in your fabric and then come up at A and take the thread around the pin and then back in the fabric at B. Come back up at C, and again take the thread around the back of the pin – this time do not take the thread to the back, instead you are going to start weaving it back and too as you did before to fill in the shape.
Once you have filled in, take the thread to the back of the work and secure off.
Remove the pin and you have a lovely detached Woven Picot!
I did a few of these over my doodle cloth to try and perfect them and they got better each time! If you google woven Picot there are some gorgeous flowers you can create with this stitch, definately one to use for something special.
There are lots of stitch ‘doodles’ on the cloth now, can’t wait to have a look through my books and pick another one for next week!