The fourth week stitch of the TAST Challenge by SharonB is Cretan. I had uploaded the pictures of my earlier sampler on my last post.
This time I thought of using this stitch on a specifically designed pattern for Cretan stitch. The patterns on this design are all filled with Cretan stitch and its variations, but I have also added other stitches and beads as embellishment.
1. This pattern is done in 3 parts-
The centre is filled with Cretan-
Pearl beads are added-
2-these are filled with Cretan st in two different ways.
Added herringbone st over one part of the design.
3-heart shaped pattern filled with cretan stitch.
Added a line of chain stitch over it.
4- this is also another Cretan st filling.
Added detached chain stitches and stem stitch.
5-cretan stitch with one side stitched with buttonhole stitch.
6- round shapes filled with Cretan stitch.
Centre filled with Cretan st.
Added pink beads.
7-pattern filled with Cretan st in two threads.
8- this is also filled with Cretan st in two colours.
9-the two floral pattens are filled with Cretan st in different ways, the other pattern is worked with detached chain stitch waiting to be added with Cretan st.
The completed pattern.
10-these shapes are filled with cretan stitch.I just tried this stitch on different shapes.
Added beads and sequins.
11- filled with open Cretan st.
Added bugle beads-
12- another Cretan stitch filling on different shapes.
13-again filled with Cretan stitch.
14-the paisley pattern I had worked a closed cretan stitch inside and over that worked open Cretan st. the next pattern is worked with a line of chain stitch. and some gold beads.
The completed sampler-
4.cre2 motif sampler1
Another view of the same-
I never thought this stitch is so versatile , till I used it on this sample. learning new things everyday.