Florentine stitch


noun

See under bargello(def 2).

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Definition for florentine stitch (2 of 2)

bargello
[ bahr-jel-oh ]
/ bɑrˈdʒɛl oʊ /

noun

a straight stitch worked in a high and low relief pattern to form a variety of zigzag or oblique designs.
needlepoint work or a design done in such stitches, especially the traditional needlepoint created by a classic stitch (Florentine stitch) done in diagonal lines.

Origin of bargello

First recorded in 1920–25; allegedly after a set of chairs embroidered with such a stitch in the Bargello, a museum in Florence
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