I know many people do not like cretan stitch so I thought I would highlight one of its possibilities this morning. This sample is stitched using rayon ribbon.
On one side I have five detached chain stitches arranged around a bugle bead. They are stitched using a thread the same weight as DMC pearl 8 thread.
On the underside of the cretan stitch bugle beads, each with a seed bead in the middle emphasise the line of the stitch.
On the top side of the stich there is an arrangement of straight stitch, detached chain and seed beads.
This arrangement of stiches is quite simple it is just a case of taking the blank areas provided with cretan and using them to your advantage.
Once again I would like to point out that I am away for a few days. I will be home on Tuesday and will moderate any comments and attend to mail then. Until then I hope you enjoy the detail and happy stitching.
For anyone just swinging by this series of posts are listed under 100 details for 100 days in this blog. Over on Flickr it is associated with the Crazyquilting Group and photos are tagged 100detailsin100days
Mary Frances – I know from teaching that it takes some time for people to discover the possibilities of Cretan but I agree with you it is so forgiving
How funny! I actually love the cretan stitch. I think it’s one of the most forgiving if you’re not absolutely perfect in distance (just put a bead or another stitch in the middle). I also like how you can vary the length of the stitches to make it look totally different.