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    This is Annie Whitsed's Crazy World a world where I stitch the joys and chaos of life into beautifull crazy quilts. email
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My Band sampler 72 – Detail 640 May 5th, 2008

Cretan Stitch with Beads

Last night I put beads onto the arms of the Cretan Stitch, Today I have put beads onto the spaces between the arms.

How to put beads on cretan stitchI have also taken an in progress photo to show how I put the bead on the thread while stitching the seam…you do need to use a thread that will fit through the eye of a needle that will fit through the hole of the bead…

The black spots in the photo are the pencil spots that I use to mark the position of the stitches when the thread count of the fabric is to many to count.

This photo also shows a finer point of how I form the cretan stitch…You can see that my needle is at a slight angle with the point of the needle coming up a thread width behind where it went in for the end of the arm, the reason I do this is because if I make the stitch straight up from the end of the arm then that next thread pull push the arm thread to the right causing the arm to be on a slight angle and look slightly bent but when the stitch is done at a slight angle as illustrated then it will sit beside the now straight arm thread.