From Italian meaning half stitch, a needle worked stitch used in embroidery, tapestry and lace making, known in English as half cross stitch., It is A 45º stitch is made in the direction of work, across two warp and two weft threads, and all subsequent stitches are made at the same angle, in the same direction, and of the same length.

Mezzopunto also refers to a type of 17thC tape lace – beggar’s lace and lacet that is made using woven bobbin lace tape folded and stitched into shapes.

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