Saturday, March 17, 2007

TAST Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

This week the TAST stitch is Up and Down Buttonhole stitch.
When I first attempted this stitch I couldn't see how it was going to work but once I got going it was easy.
I can see a lot of uses for this stitch.
My samples this week are done with Perle5 and they are both variegated threads.
The first row is a basic Up and Down Buttonhole stitch.
The second row I stepped the stitches and opened the top up to look like leaves-I also added a flower sequin held in place with a tiny bead.
In the last row I alternated the thread and I like the look of this.
The fabric I have used is a beige linen not an evenweave.


Annica said...

I love your flowers, Doreen. Very pretty!

kay susan said...

I like the flowers too!

Margaret S said...

Very delicate Doreen!

Dianne said...

Lovely samples!! The flowers are so pretty.