woensdag 25 januari 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 opmerkingen:

  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.

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

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

  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.

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