Thursday, 18 September 2008

TAST-Knotted Cretan Stitch

Well this is what the postman brought me this morning. That means I have 2 jumpers to finish and 2 more to do!!

I did manage to find some time today to do some stitching which was nice. I worked on this weeks TAST block and the stitch today was knotted cretan stitch.
I used hand dyed variegated silk thread to stitch this seam and applied beads to the knotted part of the stitch.
This seam I used the knotted cretan stitch to couch down a ribbon. The yarn here is a cotton knitting yarn.
This seam is just plain knotted cretan stitch using a perle cotton.

I applied a fabric covered button at the join of the two seams here. And this is the block as a whole. I now have three blocks completed for this quilt.


zetor said...

Nice work. The button idea is good. I do like the lace, a lovely touch.

Elena said...

You are doing such a nice job! Very beautiful!

becca said...

wow, that is pretty. Great job.

karen said...

this is such a pretty block! enjoy your knitting, I wish I had time to do some, my urge to pick up knitting needles seems to be getting more frequent.

Karan said...

Not seen this stitch worked before - like the effect. Another very pretty block. :0)