The Caseado Bastido Collection: The Finest Madeira Stitch
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 a sure indicator of quality and beauty.