CMAGScsi 8 - Petitpoint

Deep Research Case 8: Petitpoint

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This pink rose with green leaves is a type of fine needlework called petitpoint. It was made popular in the 1600s in France by the wife of Louis XIV. Saint Cyr stitch, also known as Basketweave stitch, was named after the school in France where young girls learned petitpoint. Did you do this type of needlework in the 1940s, 50s or 60s? Where could you buy your patterns? Please call the Museum and tell us your story.