Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cretan border

The next TAST stitch is Cretan stitch. I started with a Cretan border with some variations. The threads are DMC broder special and Rainbow Gallery Treasure Braid.
I made a selection of older experiments with Cretan stitch. This first one is part of my border sampler. I used the Cretan stitch to couch the organza ribbon.
This is a detail of an ATC. Stacked Cretan stitches and French knots with 
2 threads of stranded floss.
Another detail of an ATC. Here I stitched the Cretan stitch on top of the rickrack and decorated it with beads.
This is a detail of my ornament Flip Flop. I stitched the Cretan stitch with 2 threads of stranded floss and added some beads.
When I was looking at my photo’s, I discovered I don’t use the Cretan stitch very often. Time to change that and experiment a little more. To be continued.

8 comments:

  1. You used this in intersting ways - I've not used it as it hasn't appealed to me - yet I enjoyed stitching it for TAST. Connie.

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  2. Beautiful Annet..Ilove first and the last more...

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  3. I like the examples of cretan stitch you show us. Beautiful work !

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  4. Very nice stitching Annet. Really like how you've added beads or french knots to this stitch to make it look great or stitching it over ribbon and rick rack.

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  5. Hello Annet, your embroidery and border samples are so beautiful -

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