Embroidery knot ancient Scot put around ring (5)
I believe the answer is:
'embroidery knot' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both man-made objects as well as being singular nouns.
I also know that 'embroidery' relates to this answer.
'ancient scot put around ring' is the wordplay.
'ancient scot' becomes 'Pict' (ancient people in Scotland during Roman times).
'put around' indicates putting letters inside.
'ring' becomes 'o' (letter resembling a ring).
'pict' placed around 'o' is 'PICOT'.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for picot that I've seen before include "loopy decoration" , "lace work" , "Decorative loop in lace" , "ornament" , "Lace pattern of hoops" .)