Sunday, January 29, 2012

When the experts differ!

Anyone out there help me?  I have done what I thought was some Open Cretan Insertion but then Betty Barnden calls it Herringbone Insertion    What do you think?  Definitely the cretan stitch and is herringbone all that different?

I hemmed some linen scraps for the trial and have used DMC Perle #8 - it is a variegated thread - not at all obvious in this photo.


Julie said...

Gosh, looks like cretan to me. I like how you're playing with insertions. Very cool!

MargB said...

Thankyou for your comment. I am having fun with insertion.

I do agree with you. One could perhaps say that cretan is just herringbone with a zero width stitch on each side but I cannot understand why Betty Barnden in her Bible might use the term 'herringbone' unless it is traditional. A bit like the difference between blanket and buttonhole - the needle lace experts hate the terms to be interchangeable but I am not into needle lace.