January 2012


This week’s stitch of the stitch challenge TAST 2012 BY SharonB is herringbone stitch . This was the first week’s stitch of the earlier TAST challenge.
I had already posted this sampler on my blog, but for easy reference I am posting it again.
Herringbone sampler- part1

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Herringbone st sampler-part2

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Herringbone st sampler-part3

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Herringbone stitch sampler-

herringbonest1 sampler

Continuing the stitch sampler details of Cretan stitch of the stitch challengeTAST2012 by SharonB,
8-this row of Cretan stitch is worked to be embellished with bugle beads-

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With bugle beads-

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9-this row is combination of basque stitch with Cretan stitch.

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10- I tried knotted Cretan stitch in this row.

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11-the working of the Cretan stitch combined with closed buttonhole stitch.

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The completed row-

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12- this row is a combination of two rows on buttonhole sticthes with cretan stitch,

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13-I tried combining cretan with bonnet stitch.

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14-interlaced Cretan stitch row.

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15- a variation of cretan stitch with herringbone stitch.

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I have completed my experiments of Cretan stitch with other stitches for this week’s challenge
the sampler-

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Part 2-

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Thank you all for your encouraging comments. It really motivates me. I  really enjoy every aspect of this challenge.

After working on the design with Cretan stitch,- the fourth week stitch of TAST challenge by SharonB. I wanted to work the stitch combined with a few other stitches.
1. In this row I tried Cretan stitch with a set of three detached chain stitches.

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2. This row the combination is with fly stitches on top and bottom.

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3- this line the Cretan st is worked with cross stitch and a straight stitch.

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The completed row-

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4-cretan st row with cross stitches on the bottom and v-shaped stitch on top.

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5-I tried mixing fly stitch and wheat ear stitch variation with Cretan stitch. not very satisfied with the result.

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6-two rows of chain stitch is worked over the cretan stitch line.

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7-Cretan stitch combined with chevron stitch.

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Might try a few more variations, tomorrow.

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-

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The centre is filled with Cretan-

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Pearl beads are added-

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2-these are filled with Cretan st in two different ways.

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Added herringbone st over one part of the design.

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3-heart shaped pattern filled with cretan stitch.

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Added a line of chain stitch over it.

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4- this is also another Cretan st filling.

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Added detached chain stitches and stem stitch.

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5-cretan stitch with one side stitched with buttonhole stitch.

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6- round shapes filled with Cretan stitch.

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Centre filled with Cretan st.

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Added pink beads.

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7-pattern filled with Cretan st in two threads.

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8- this is also filled with Cretan st in two colours.

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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.

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The completed pattern.

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10-these shapes are filled with cretan stitch.I just tried this stitch on different shapes.

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Added beads and sequins.

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11- filled with open Cretan st.

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Added bugle beads-

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12- another Cretan stitch filling on different shapes.

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13-again filled with Cretan stitch.

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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.

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The completed sampler-

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Another view of the same-

4.cre2-motif sampler-2

I never thought this stitch is so versatile , till I used it on this sample. learning new things everyday.

This week’s stitch on the TAST 2012 Challenge by SharonB is cretan stitch.
This was 4th week stitch on the first TAST challenge. I had not participated in the first one, but when it was rerun on Stitchin fingers, I joined and did a few stitches, I did not complete that challenge either.
But this Cretan stitch I had worked but did not post the pictures. So before I start working on this stitch exploration, these are the pictures of the ones done in 2009.
1st part-

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The Cretan stitch was worked in even weave.

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Again this stitch can be experimented on plain cloth.

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That’ll be the challenge for this week.

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Enjoy the experiments.
Thanks for all your encouraging and inspiring comments.

I tried a few more variations of this feather stitch of TAST challenge by SharonB
4-This row is worked in in closed feather stitch, then a variation of herringbone stitch and completed with small feather stitches.

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5a-I worked small fly stitches on the feather stitch line.

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5b-This row is further embellished with red beads.

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6-A variation of feather stitch is worked in violet and a combination of herringbone stitch and Cretan st is worked in between.

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7a- A two step feather stitch is worked in this row.

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7b-Pink sequins are added as embellishment.

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8a-I worked few feather stitches and cross stitches on this row. not too satisfied with the result.

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8b- Tried adding beads in one way-

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8c- Then tried again in another way-

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Got fed up and  then moved on to the next row !

9a-Stitched feather stitches in the boxes made of double running stitch.

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9b- added a few pink beads to this row.

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10- In this row, feather stitches are worked over a line of herringbone stitches.

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11a-in this variation the one side of the feather stitch is shorter than the other-

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11b- sequins are added to this feather stitch row.

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12- feather stitch is worked between two rows of chain stitches.

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13-the feather stitch is worked with woven cross stitches.

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I have finished with the variations of this feather stitch.

the completed stitch sampler-

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the other part-

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Thank you all for your kind comments on my earlier posts.

After trying this week’s TAST challenge , feather stitch on small motifs, I wanted to try them with other stitches . today I worked on three rows of these stitch variations-
1a-
This row is a combination of closed feather stitch and open feather stitch.

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1b-
later a row of zigzag back stitch is worked over the closed feather stitch.

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2 –
This row also the combination of feather stitches, one set worked inside the other.

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3a-
This line was an imitation of the feather stitch variation found on Sharon’s blog. The feather stitches are seen here-

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3b-
I worked single detached chain on that row-

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Let me see what tomorrow brings!

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