Friday, 20 July 2018

Friday Homework for Lesson 68: Scottish Cretan Stitch

Oh, what a lovely stitch!!!
It is easy to do, and looks good, especially on Aida or a counted weave,


maybe less so on the SSS Reference Chart, especially the brown ones, are they three dancing bugs???!!!

Nevertheless, I think this easy stitch can trick anyone into believing it is a complex one.

Doesn't it look impressive on the Linen Table Cloth?

14 comments:

  1. I like the stitch on the table cloth! The same stitch in orange looks very complicated, but in brown they definitely look like bugs!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  2. It's beautiful on the linen - quite sophisticated.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I think working on linen is very much you cup of tea.

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  3. Bugs, trying to look like stitches so they can get out of the heat.

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    1. To me they looked like some horried bugs that I don't want to have anything to do with. I'll never use brown again for this stitch!!!!

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  4. It's still sometimes useful to be able to stitch a row of little bugs!

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    1. Never again! Never again will I use brown for these stitches!!!!

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  5. It does look a very complex stitch.

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    1. This must be a great stitch to impress others with if one is ever asked to demonstrate embroidery. Making it will look so easy, yet the result shows a complex stitch that few 'non-insiders' can copy. What a snob Queenie is!

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  6. This stitch looks very nice on the even weave or aida fabrics. Very orderly!

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    1. I agree, it looks orderly on 'orderly' fabric, but very wild and windblown on plain weave, especially if you make uneven stitches.

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  7. Yes, it is impressive on the linen, nice.
    And it's very bug like in brown. I imagine tweaking it you could
    have some interesting variations as a fantasy stitch too.

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    1. I think this stitch has the potential to change its appearance a lot. I am wondering what Chitra will make of it - she is the Queen of Tweaking Stitches!

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