Grand Tour - i118 Kit

by Christine P. Bishop

Elegant table mat utilising withdrawn and pulled thread techniques to create a geometric design.


Come on a European embroidery tour by working this delightful withdrawn and pulled thread, rectangular mat.

Stitched onto linen with two weights of perlé cotton thread, the design utilises techniques that can be found in Punto antico from Italy, Schwalm embroidery from Germany and Lefkaritiko from Cyprus.

Based on a grid of three by seven squares, the delicacy of the fleur de lis hemstitch and diagonal pulled four-sided stitch diamonds contrasts beautifully with the lustrous satin stitch petals of the flowers.


All our kits include premium quality materials with everything sourced, inspected and cut to measure to enable your project to be as beautiful as the original featured in the magazine or book.

'Grand Tour - i118 Kit' includes the following contents:

  • Fabric (unprinted)
  • Embroidery threads
  • Needles

Instructions Purchased Separately

The instructions for this product are available within 'Inspirations Issue 118' and are not included with this product.

Purchase 'Inspirations Issue 118' →

Additional Information

  • Product Type
  • Designer
    Christine P. Bishop
  • Technique
    Pulled Thread Embroidery, Withdrawn Thread Embroidery
  • Project Type
    Table Mat
  • Publication
  • Issue Number
  • Finished Project Measures
    29cm x 59.5cm wide (11 1/2" x 23 1/2")

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