Cretan Stitch is a useful stitch for filling and also for creating a leaf shape. Mary Corbet of Needle ‘N Thread has posted a lengthy tutorial for how to work Cretan stitch that is quite enlightening. If you have found Cretan stitch daunting before, she breaks it down into simple step-by-step procedures that will have you stitching like a pro. She also has links to videos embedded in the tutorial that are quite helpful as well. Learn to stitch Creatan stitch.
By Connie Barwick