How to Do The Palestrina Stitch in Embroidery

The Palestrina stitch is a decorative embroidery border stitch that looks like a line of knots or beads.

Palestrina Stitch Tutorial

  1. Make one straight stitch.
  2. Come up directly beside the base of the stitch at A.
  3. Go under the straight stitch from right to left at B.
  4. Now you will have a loop that forms around the stitch. Place your needle under the “leg” of the stitch on the right at C and over the working thread. Pull tight.
  5. Skip a tiny bit of space and bring your thread back down at D.
  6. Repeat steps 2 – 5.

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