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.


  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.

  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 :)

  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.

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


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