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Touch My Stitches #10: Cretan Stitch-Open

Day 252  Week 4 of 52  I had some time this weekend to get to catch up on the 4th week of the TAST challenge.  I was trying to use the Open Cretan Stitch to create a wave effect on the top of my oceanscape. I don't know if I like it yet.  



My girls helped me pick out the colors in a dark teal and green to simulate waves peaking and roiling over the top of my ocean.  I go back in and add a few more waves but I will step back and look at it before making any more changes.

I hoping it will look better once I get the eyes in the fish.

 Now that I look at it again it is not too bad except the one stitch where I angled it too far.  But I rarely take out mistakes when I am learning because it helps me to learn.  I had never tackled this stitch before and I think it didn't turn out too badly.  Stitching is so soothing and this is a smooth one to do, almost effortless.  If the (Closed) Cretan Stitch is not a future stitch I might just go ahead and work that one into this piece as well.

Yea the beads in the fish will make it look more like the oceanscape it is supposed to be, will work on that today!


What will you create today?

Take A Stitch Tuesday (TAST)
Week 1 Fly Stitch
Week 2  Buttonhole Stitch
Week 3: Feather Stitch

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