Saturday, November 21, 2009

BAS - Week 40 - Another Cretan Stitch Variation

Well, as you can tell, I really love Cretan Stitch! So far we have done the basic cretan stitch in Week 2, a double row of Cretan Stitch in Week 18, a herringbone and cretan stitch combination in Week 19, a different double row of cretan stitch (Jo's version) in Week 27, and even Raised Cretan Stitch in Week 36! And, lo and behold, Week 40 brings us yet another Cretan Stitch variation! You can't blame me for the versatility of this stitch! lol
To make this particular variation, which will result in nice six sided boxes, you begin with making one row rather wide cretan stitch
Position the second row underneath,matching up the points so that they meet as shown.

This is the basic seam you end up with and the boxes give you lots of room to embellish and add to the seam. Have fun!

If you are new to the BAS (Build a Seam) Challenge, you can read more about it here. If you would like a tutorial on the basic cretan stitch, a diagram for cretan stitch is available in Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary at: for a video tuturial see this site at Needle'nThread:


Eileene said...

Kerry, I'm sooooo glad ya came up with this stitch. I have a piece of "chicken/rooster fabric I've been wonderin what to do with. WELL, now I know. This stitch looks like chicken wire aka fence. SO now my little varmits will feel right at home. Thanks , Eileene aka noiseynana

Christy said...

Beautiful stitch kerry! Your PIF is coming, haven't forgotten about it. Been so insanely busy!