07 April 2007

TAST Knotted Cretan Stitch

Well here is my Knotted Cretan Stitch at last.

I tried a few rows with thick wool to get the hang of the stitch, which I found was quite easy once I got the hang of it.

Next I painted it with some acrylic gesso,

then a layer of Burnt Umber acrylic paint,

then I lightly painted some Copper acrylic paint on but it doesn't really show up in this photo.

I bought a tube of Rub n' Buff on Thursday, I couldn't get 'Treasure Gold' so I tried using some on this piece. I nearly knocked myself out when I was using it though, I'll have to make sure I use it in a well ventilated room in future, it lets of strong fumes.

I don't think it really shows up on this though.

I had another go on a large piece of Hessian, I used some wool that I'm not to keen on the colour of because I was going to cover it so it wouldn't matter.

Next I covered it with acrylic gesso, you can see where I'm going with this piece can't you!!!
I forgot to take a photo before I started to cover it with Burnt Umber so I quickly took a close up of the part I hadn't painted on, but then I forgot to take a photo of it before I'd painted it with the Copper acrylic paint, I'd forget my head if it wasn't stuck on!!!


Purple Missus said...

Love them both Susan but given the choice I think I would have to say I prefer the second one. I like the look you are getting with Burnt Umber, think I will have to give that a go.

Carol said...

Hia Susan, I was so glad to find your blog, you are doing very interesting stitch things. I am on part 1 year 1 C+G myself perhaps we can share tips, I am doing machine embroidery though! I will have to think how I could translate your technique into machine.

MargaretR said...

I love this work and lucky for me I have just bought a tube of Burnt Umber acrylic paint! I must start using it. i'm glad I found you too.