Wednesday, 30 May 2012

TAST 22 and Dandelions


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.







4 comments:

  1. The knotted version of this stitch is, as you say, 'messy' and perfect for depicting nature, branches, twigs and cracks.
    I like the colour combination you have made and the buttons are lovely. It is always a delight to see your work.

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  2. another beautiful collage!... :) and, thank you for idea about dandelions! there are a lot of here, but after your post I looked at them more carefully :)

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  3. Congratulations on being Highlighted by Sharon for your lovely piece. She has a good eye for 'eye candy'. Looking forward to your next beauty.

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  4. I believe this piece is "well spoken" in the mixed media content.

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