Tagged: crewel embroidery

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Jacobean Couching

Jacobean Couching Stitch is the highlight of the Jacobean Embroidery. Layers of threads are laid down across the space to be covered and anchored down with a small cross stitches at the intersections. It...

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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...