Tagged: cretan stitch

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Laced Cretan Stitch

This is a simple, decorative variation of the Cretan stitch. Use it on borders or just as innovative filling, it will look neat. You need to know the Cretan stitch to be able to...

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Picture Dictionary

This picture dictionary will help you to identify the stitches even if you don’t know the names! Choose from a menu of stitches below, just click over the picture and go to directly to...

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Knotted Cretan Stitch

This is a variation of the Cretan stitch. It shows a technique where knots can be added on the elbows to give it a decorative look. The thicker the thread, the bigger the knot...

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Scottish Cretan Stitch

The Scottish Cretan stitch is a decorative variation of the Cretan stitch. Blocks of Cretan stitches are made to make a beautiful pattern for a border. The look can be varied by making the...

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Open Cretan Stitch

This stitch is an open variation of the Cretan stitch. It gives a very spaced out look and defines the features of the Cretan stitch clearly. It can be used imaginatively as a motif...

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Closed Cretan Stitch

This stitch is used to fill in simple patterns like leaves. It uses the same technique as the Cretan stitch with each stitch close to each other to fill in gaps. If you know...

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Cretan Stitch

Also known as: Persian stitch, Long-armed feather stitch This stitch is used as a filling stitch, especially in crewel embroidery. Various effects can be produced by altering the angle of the stitches or even...

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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...