I love using the Looped Cretan Stitch as a base stitch for angels.
To keep my stitches even, I used waste canvas.
The stitches were made with size 12 white perle cotton.
After removing the waste canvas, I added pairs of detached chain stitches to create wings. Then I added a bead for the head.
If you are interested, you may see my first attempts with the Looped Cretan Stitch and with the Beaded Looped Cretan Stitch here, in this TAST post from 2014.
Or, you may try to find them in the two photos below.
The Looped Cretan Stitch is in the block above.
(You may see more photos of this block here.)
The Beaded Looped Cretan Stitch is in the block above.
(You may see how I used this block in a project here.)
TAST stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday. It is a personal stitching challenge offered by Sharon B. You may learn more about it on her blog, Pintangle, here. There is also a TAST Facebook group. I love seeing how creative the members there are with the weekly stitches! If you are interested in learning or practicing embroidery,
I encourage you to join the fun!