Not all Madeira embroidery stitches are created equal. The most difficult to execute is the graceful Caseado Bastido – the scalloped blanket-buttonhole stitch, as seen above in Marghab's lovely Scallopino pattern.
Intricate and time-consuming, this stitch is at the top of the pay scale for Madeira's embroiderers. Adding caseado bastido into a design is an investment of money, time and care. Watch for finer fabrics and meticulous detailing.
When you see caseado bastido on vintage linens, it’s an immediate indicator of quality and beauty.
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