The Petit Point as Educational Pattern
the relative circle and until Madame de MAINTENON's time, nobody had worried
about teatching needlepoint tapestry no more yet the basketweave stitch.
The Petit Point, named in US Basketweave, is a small stitch used for needlepoint:
a diagonal stitch, synonym, but not same, of tent stitch; often says Petit
Point, pronunciation: "petee poynt".
That stitch has insurpassable qualities as robustness and perfect finishing
aspect. It is why this Saint Cyr Petit Point was often used for needlepoint seat
It is of her desire to give a fine education to the noble but orphan girls
that in her second installation of Louis the Holy education's house to Saint-Cyr
village, that will be teatched the first "Petit Point lesson".
Since, this Petit Point kepts registered in its name the place of its birth at "Saint
Cyr" (a today small town close from Versailles to the south-west of Paris).
Left hand side an armchair that we can see to the Maintenon castel