In French: "Les jours de Cilaos"
The photo is from http://blogdefloralie.eklablog.com
Women on the French department La Réunion make this wonderful
embroideries and I am dabbling in it, too. I simply have to try it:
Counting the threads - I nearly can't see them. It is a 25-count
even weave. Every 5 threads needle down and up again. This helps
to pull and cut the threads lateron.
Reading in one of my "Inspirations" magazine (issue 79, 2013)
I found that it is is called Punto Antico or antique stitches,
which dates back to the 1400s --- They use a 38 count fabric.
How can they possibly still see this, maybe under a microscope?
The square is prepared The threads are waiting for
wrapping and knotting.
I spanned the threads across and made the buttonhole stitches
around the square.
Below is my previous stitch cloth - I added the
half chevron stitch (no. 18) on the right side forming an edge -
Below the whipped chain stitch (no number) ...
... on a nine-patch - inspired by Jude Hill, slow sewing all by hand.