Seam Treatments for January

Rissa Peace Root 2005

   
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This month features two floral motifs created using the Open Cretan stitch.

The spokes of Open Cretan make excellent stalks for flowers.  These two examples show using a Detached Chain Stitch (Lazy Daisy) and a French Knot to create the flower and a fly stitch to create the calyx.

If you need any help with creating the individual stitches and do not have an embroidery reference book handy, you can visit my personal online stitch dictionary at http://www.prettyimpressivestuff.com/stitches/index.htm for further instructions on the individual stitches used

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