Caterina & Catherine de’ Medici Technique

6th August 2021

Inspirations issue #107 was memorable for many reasons, one of which was the stunning project ‘Caterina’ by Maria Rita Faleri. This gorgeous table mat introduced the Catherine de’ Medici stitch, a fascinating counted technique that is challenging yet relaxing, and featured a crisp white pattern worked on a deliciously coarse natural linen.

Everyone loved the design and new technique so much we sold out of kits in a very short space of time. Fans of Maria’s work and the technique, Catherine de’ Medici, will be thrilled to know she has a brand-new project featured in Inspiration issue #111 called Natural Wonder, which you can read more about in this issue of All Stitched Up! below.

As this new project by Maria picks up where her original design left off, we’re expecting a resurgence of interest in all things Catherine de’ Medici and Maria Rita Faleri. In anticipation, our amazing kit team have put together a new batch of Caterina kits.

This is sure to please those who missed out on making Caterina the first time and for anyone eager to make both Catherine de’ Medici matching beauties.

As always, our Ready-to-Stitch Kits come complete with fabric and all the thread you need, however we are now also offering the added option of buying the linen fabric by the metre.

A half a metre of fabric is adequate for either of the two Catherine de’ Medici projects, so you can stock up in anticipation of all of the requests to make this project you are bound to receive. 

For anyone who needs the instructions for Caterina, you are spoiled for choice. Printed copies of Inspirations #107 are still available plus you can purchase both a digital pattern and a printed pattern.

Whether you have fallen in love with Maria Rita Faleri’s designs or the technique Catherine de’ Medici, you now have all you need to keep your needles busy.

Caterina – i107 Kit

Maria Rita Faleri
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6ct Burratto Greggio Unbleached Linen

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Instructions for Caterina:

Printed Magazines

Inspirations Issue 107

Printed Patterns

Caterina – i107 Print

Digital Patterns

Caterina – i107 Digital

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