Take a stitch Tuesday - the stitch this week is knotted cretan stitch. I use the regular cretan stitch a lot but I've never done the knotted version before. I think you can get away without being too neat with this stitch, so it suits my style [messy]. I have used the stitch to couch down dyed laces and a piece of hand made felt. I thought it would be nice to include a bead as I stitched each knot, which I did, but I didn't like it so I took that row out. I used thin thread so that the needle would go through the bead, I probably should have stitched with thick thread and then put on the beads afterwards, but I decided to leave it. The buttons are also hand crafted, made from recycled buttons.
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It was a lovely day last Saturday and it was my birthday so hubby and went for a walk around the woods at Causey Arch in County Durham. There were lots of dandelions to photograph.