The art of the Petit Point originated at the French court, where the women mostly embroidered coarser tapestries. As the generations and epochs changed, the stitches became finer and finer, the threads thinner and thinner and the colors more sophisticated. This beautiful form of handicraft found its way to Austria in the Baroque era and became a popular pastime for court ladies. The Viennese Petit Point experienced its heyday in the Rococo and is characterized by its particular delicacy and variety of colors. Even today, engravings and pictures from this period are mainly used as models and it is mainly French and Dutch masters who gave the Viennese Petit Point its typical appearance and still give it today.
650 shades of color and up to six months of work are required to complete a handbag, for example. With the half cross stitch technique, up to 400 stitches per cm² are partially embroidered with a magnifying glass and processed into all kinds of accessories in the highest quality.
Gaze Nr 9 = 81 Stitches (points) per cm²
Gaze Nr 11 = 121 Stitches (points) per cm²
Gaze Nr 15 = 225 Stitches (points) per cm²
Gaze Nr 19 = 361 Stitches (points) per cm²
Gaze Nr 21 = 441 Stitches (points) per cm²
1 cm = 0,39 inch