This morning I was browsing some old Ariadnes (magazines for embroidery, knitting and crochet) for some inspiration. I wanted to combine Persian openwork and the raised stem stitch band to make 'real' Casalguidi. There were some lovely examples of Persian openwork, I just had to try some. The first one reminds me of the quilt block Rail Fence. It was very easy, just 3 rows of 13 straight stitches over 4 threads. The next one was stitched on the back of the fabric! Here you can see the result.