Tuesday, October 4, 2016

TAST 2016 Stitch 50

TAST Stitch 50: Looped Cretan Stitch

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!


Pull the other thread said...

Ah these are so sweet. You did a fantastic job on them.

Christine Barnsley said...

Beautiful examples of the looped cretan stitch Renee! I love how you turned the stitch into angels! Christine x

Pamela said...

What a great idea for this stich!

Brigitte said...

Such an interesting stitch, Renee, and I love how you used it.

Queeniepatch said...

You are the Queen of turninig stitches into pictures!

Jo said...

Love the idea of using waste canvas to help with stitch sizes and alignment

Anonymous said...

Your angels are adorable, of course. I have quite a bit of waste canvas I bought several years ago, but don't wind up using it very often. Nice to have it when you want it, though. Of course, that's my attitude about everything. Nice to have twenty different reds when you want one, for instance. ;)