This week’s TAST challenge is Cretan stitch.For more details, please click here.I’d tried this stitch before to embroider flowers and leaves.But, today I’m going to experiment it with beads.To understand this better, please learn the basic cretan stitch.
I began with 3 beads.One bead has to be fixed at the tip of the petal and the rest at the left (the number of beads depends on the width of the area).Look at the position of the needle and beads.Wrap the thread under the needle and pull through.
This is the right hand side of the petal (2 beads here and for the remaining rows).Alternate between left and right.
End the stitch with one bead, at the base.So, the basic thing here is one bead at the tip, one at the base and for the rest, depending on the width.
The completed flower looks like this.The same method can be used to embroider leaves (use green coloured thread).