Through the week I was asked about Lagartera Embroidery and had to leave the answer until today as life was busy. I knew I was going to have to trawling though my references as there is little online about this obscure form of embroidery. I knew I had an article somewhere and I eventually found it in Embroidery and Cross stitch magazine Vol. 10, No. 4.
As you can see it is only a two page spread which informed me that Lagartera Embroidery is traditionally worked on even-weave linen in satin stitch, cross stitch, and double running stitch and originates from a Spanish village of the same name. It’s an interesting form of embroidery because as a style it has an emphasis on patterns and predates Spanish Blackwork.
The only book I know of about this type of embroidery is published by the South Australian Embroiderers Guild under the title Lagartera Embroidery