Whipped Cretan Join

Structural Category

Composite

Specific Usage

Join

Other Names

 

Comments

On this sample the Closed and Knotted Buttonhole edges are red and orange, the Cretan stitch is black and the whipping yellow.

Diagrams

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Using the diagrams for the Closed and Knotted Buttonhole Edge stitch, finish both edges to be joined. The stitches should be staggered. On the sample the upper edge is orange and the lower is red.

To make the Cretan stitch, with a new thread (black in the sample), come up at A in the fold of the hem of the upper edge. Keep the thread in back of the loop before the first stitch.

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Pass the needle upward under the loop before the first stitch on the lower edge. Keep the working thread under the point of the needle.

Pass the needle downward in back of the loop between the first two stitches on the upper edge. Keep the working thread under the point of the needle.

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Pass the needle upward in back of the loop between the first two stitches on the lower edge. Keep the working thread under the point of the needle.

Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to the end of the join. Insert the needle into the fold at B.

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To form the whipping, with a new thread (yellow in the sample) come up in the fold of the hem at C. Pass the needle under the first thread presented. Hold the working thread to the right.

Pass the needle under the next thread presented. Hold the working thread to the right.

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Repeat passing the needle under the next thread presented. Pass the needle into the fold at D.

Diagram source: Pat Albiston, reprinted by permission.



Bibliographic Source

Stitch Identification Group.