After spending a whole 12 months studying the art of Drawn Tread Embroidery, I realized that there was a whole lot more that I needed to do & try. So this year was to be a year of playing and learning Reticella. This is only one type of Drawn Thread embroidery & is the pre-runner to "Punto In Aria" or "Stitches In The Air". It was huge around the late 1400's in Italy & I have so much admiration for the women who created such beautiful pieces. I need my glasses, good light, & sometimes a magnifier to do this, so imagine working this beautiful embroidery with none of this!
So this is my first sample. I so wanted to learn how to do those horrid little buttonholed triangles, and try as I might I could not get them the same! Then I was introduced to a wonderful new book which gave me a whole new insight in how to do them. From then on I was on a roll. Now all I need to do is plan out a major piece & I will be set!