Tuesday, 3 October 2017

TAST 147: Raised Cretan Stitch


TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday which is an online course of stitches on Sharon Boggon's Pintangle. Join in and learn. If you want to do it from scratch, there will be a rerun starting next year.
Read more about it here.
Learn the stitch here.

As I have explained before, I want all the TAST stitches in one (private) collection and will give them the chronological number in the order I learn them. 
So now it is time for Raised Cretan Stitch,  which I will call TAST #147.





12 comments:

  1. I like that stitch. I like your stitch sample in turquoise the best.

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    1. I have not been very adventurous with colours this time! I think it would look best with real contrast between the Running and Cretan stitches.

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  2. This is a nice stitch, it looks good in contrasting colours!

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    1. I think the more contrast the better, and you are right it IS a nice stitch.

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  3. Yes, you can emphasize the pattern with colour differences, or keep the colours close, but allow it to emphasize the texture...

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    1. I think it is an excellent stitch to play with threads, those difficult highly textured metallic threads that are so hard to work into the fabric.

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  4. I love this stitch for a crazy quilt seam. Beautiful samples!

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    1. Yes, wouldn't it be perfect on cq seams?!

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  5. I love this stitch and really should use it more often. Your samples are lovely!

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    1. Thank you.
      Yes, it's yet another lovely stitch in the Cretan family.

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  6. I used to use Cretan stitch regularly, but I can't remember doing the raised version. Another one to add to the list.

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    1. The Cretan stitch is so versatile, you can easily change the height and width, the length of the 'bite' and how much you want the thread to be on top of the fabric. With this version you can also use all those tricky threads that snag or fray... It's a highly decorative stitch.

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