Florentine Stitch

 The Florentine Needlepoint Stitch is a traditional needlepoint stitch characterized by repetitive geometric patterns. It is often used to create intricate designs and colorful motifs.

Stitch Details

Florentine Stitch Instructions & Diagram

You can see the diagram of this stitch below. 

  • Secure your thread on the backside of the canvas by making a small knot.
  • Insert the needle from the back of the canvas to the front at the starting point.
  • Move vertically up the canvas and insert the needle from front to back at the desired stitch length.
  • Lower the needle again and insert it 2 canvas intersections below and one to the left of the first stitch made.
  • Make another vertical stitch upwards with the same length as the previous stitch.
  • Repeat this process until you have four stitches done. Next, you will need to start going up.
  • Repeat the process, creating a series of interconnected Florentine Stitches. Each stitch should be offset (two rows) from the previous one, creating the characteristic zigzag or flame pattern.



Stitch Guides where Florentine Stitch is used

Check out our Stitch Guides where this stitch is used to get some inspiration for your needlepoint project.
If you have doubts about what stitches to choose for your project - check our Tips to select Needlepoint Stitches or Our favorite Needlepoint Decorative Stitches.
Happy stitching :)

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