Friday, June 3, 2022

Mirror Work 7 - using Cretan Stitch

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well and good.  Today I am happy to share with you another mirror work that has been done using cretan stitch.  

For this tutorial I have used a sequin.   I have drawn a circle around the sequin and from that circle and at a distance of 1 cm marked equally spaced dots. 

1)  Glue the sequin to the fabric or attach it to the fabric using small stitches using the holes on both sides of the sequin.

2)  Make base stitches using straight stitches.  

3)  Bring the needle up between any two dots near the sequin.

4)  Pass the needle below the base stitches from the centre of the sequin.  The working thread should be on the right side of the needle and pull through the thread firmly around the base stitches.

5)  Take a stitch from the dot that is to the right of the initial point.  The stitch should go in at the dot and come out in the midway of sequin and the dot.  Pull through the thread.  The working thread should be in the right side of the needle.

6)  Again pass the needle under the base stitches with the working thread under the needle.

7)  Take the next stitch from the next dot like as before and pull through.

8)  Continue the steps 7 & 8 in clockwise direction.  Anchor the thread in the first point where it comes up initially.  

9)  The sequin is beautifully framed using cretan stitch.

The following work is done with 24 dots equally spaced around the sequin .

Hope all of you found this tutorial useful.  I will be back with another interesting tutorial soon.  Till then have a nice day.  

1 comment:

  1. It's so interesting to finally see how those stitches are done around the mirror. I've always admired embroidery designs. Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty.


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