Friday, January 27, 2012

Take a Stitch Tuesday

This is the Cretan Stitch on wool stitched in an irregular manner. It is one I use a lot, because it flows so well.

Here is a sample using it as a filling stitch in an assortment of threads by stitching it close together. The second one down is the fuzzy thread I've been using but the eyelashes are matted down by the close stitch. The left side is a rayon over a ribbon thread.

It makes good flowers and leaves.

It is also a good way to attach Shisha.


Cassie said...

Love the stitches! I need to experiment more with my stitching - I tend to stick to basic embroidery stitches. You make it look so easy:) I'm finding though that my eyes aren't what they used to be when it comes to the really detailed stitches. Hope you have a lovely week.

Kathleen said...

Great examples. Good work. Kathy

Raphaela said...

Great stitching variations. Love the flowing versions very much.