Posted on Tuesday, May 22 2007 at 9am
As Zoe tells us every issue, a waste knot is one of the easiest ways to start off your stitching but some artists in Milan, Italy have taken the idea to the extreme!
I've just come back from holiday in Italy and when I was there we went on a guided tour of the city of Milan. One of the things they pointed out was a huge piece of artwork that has been placed in one of the squares.
It's a giant threaded needle with the thread running under the road and coming up the other side in a huge waste knot!
I was really impressed but couldn't quite get a good enough picture of it from where I was, so when I got back I searched to see if anyone else had managed to capture the bizarre sight and found a picture here
Let me know if there are any more giant stitching tributes around the world – I'd love to see hear about them!
Sally, production editor