Friday, January 27, 2012

Beaded cretan stitch flower


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).

25 comments:

  1. Great idea, and a very pretty result!

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  2. Wow! That's really beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wow! Impressive. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  4. Beautiful. May I please use your pattern on my sewing? Kathy http://kathysnest32.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks, Kathy.Yes, you may use any of my patterns for your projects.

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  5. Hi Ina,
    Wow!Interesting variation!I've worked cretan stitch with blanket stitch outline,but not beads.Will try this:)
    Anita.

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  6. wow it gorgeous. and thanks for the step-by-step of the fixation of the pearl, it's very interesting.

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  7. Wow, I love it. Thank you for sharing the instructions.

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  8. Really cool! Love the effect the beads give and how neat your stitches are. Jealous! lol :)

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  9. Hope you don't mind, but I pinned this on my Very Cool Craft Tutorials Board at Pinterest. Two people were already ahead of me, though. Guess everyone thought this was too good not to share!

    Thank you!

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  10. What a fantastic effect. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  11. A wonderful idea to use the beading in conjunction with the cretan stitch. must give it a whirl one day. Thank you.

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  12. Wow!
    This is very beautiful idea.
    viji

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  13. Congratulations Ina.You are featured again in Pintangle!
    Anita.

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  14. beautiful!!!great idea for bead embroidery..

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  15. you are great Ina..how beautifully you have been applied different stitches into many wonderful variations!!even with beads!!keep it up...

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