florentine-stitch

Florentine stitch

noun
See under bargello ( def 2 ).
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bargello

[bahr-jel-oh]
noun
1.
a straight stitch worked in a high and low relief pattern to form a variety of zigzag or oblique designs.
2.
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:
1920–25; allegedly after a set of chairs embroidered with such a stitch in the Bargello, a museum in Florence

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