The only websites I can find by googling 'punto nascosto' (the singular) are in Italian but can be translated if your computer gives you that option. Try www.4blog.info/school. If you can't get a satisfactory translation, I could probably do it for you, but the pictures are good. Not sure what you want it for but the intro suggests it is most commonly used to invisibly sew up the final seams when making dolls, puppets and other stuffed items and also, the writer thinks, in patchwork. She says she has decided that it is much easier to do than to explain but has chosen a very simple example as an illustration. Hope this is of some help and let me know if I can do any more.
Carolyne I nearly answered this before but thought some folks here would be able to help you as there are some very knowledgeable people here! But since no one else except Ann has spoken up- in the corner of my brain - ie this is only a half remembered snippit of needlework information I think this in English this is slip stitch. Please if anyone knows its not please correct me as I could be wrong. But here is info on the stitch I mean
Hope this helps
so glad you have 2 girls ahve come up with ideas, I have trawled the internet and looked at lots of my books but have not come up with this stitch anywhere, wondered if it had another name but got nowhere. sorry
The slip stitch makes sense. I have a pattern for 'embroidery suisse', or chicken scratch from a Rakam magazine from earlier this year. It is for a mobile phone cover and I think the sides would be slip stitched. What they haven't explained is how they have decorated over this edge. Looking at it more closely it looks as though they have buttonholed over a thread every couple of centremetres to embellish the slip stitch. Thanks everyone.