Cretan Stitch Family

This family of stitches originated from the island of Crete, Greece. The women of this region have been using Cretan stitch and its variations for several centuries.

This stitch has a technical style similar to the feather stitch. So, I have put the Cretan stitch family as under the feather stitch.

Cretan stitch is versatile and can be used in different ways to create different effects. For instance, by just changing the angle of the stitch, a new look can be created. The tutorials will explain this better.

Cretan Stitch Family


Closed Cretan Stitch


Open Cretan Stitch


Knotted Cretan Stitch


Scottish Cretan Stitch


Cretan Stitch
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