Thursday, 12 January 2012

TAST 2012-Buttonhole Stitch

This is one of my favourite stitches, so this weeks TAST was a real pleasure to do.  I even remember some of the stitches from the last time round.
 This is how my piece looks now.  To start with this week, on the bottom right seam, I did buttonhole lace.  I did three layers of the lace.  You can just see on the hexagon, I've worked a Rosette of Thorns on each of the sides.
 Here is barb stitch-two rows of buttonhole back to back, with the centre bar laced
 Buttonhole Wheels
 This is Up and Down Buttonhole Feathered-this stitch nearly got me.  The first evening, I just couldn't get it, and not being one to give up.  I tried again.  I got a piece of scrap, sat at the computer with the instuctions, and straight away, it worked!  This is great for working on curves.
Feather stitch, with beads added to the ends of the feathers

The whole piece is now being damp stretched and I'm eagerly waiting to see what the next stitch will be.  More examples can be seen here- http://www.pintangle.com/journal/2012/1/10/take-a-stitch-tuesday-week-2.html

12 comments:

Miriam said...

I tried the up-and-down buttonhole as well (by heart), but could not remember! Good that you mastered it.

karen said...

a damp stretching convert!! Fabulous....

Terry said...

Very nice! I love your little wheels! :0)

Annie said...

Those are really some very creative uses and variations of that stitch!

Tudy said...

Beautiful stitching.

Nicola said...

I love what you are doing for TAST 2012. I haven't had time to do week 2 yet.

Rudee said...

I really love the look of the feather stitch. The barb stitch is visually very interesting. I take it the damp stretching is the equivalent of blocking in knitting. I imagine it would make for great stitch definition.

Maggi said...

What a lovely sampler this is turning out to be.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous whitework!

Isabelle said...

I love this whitework

Deepa said...

Love the hexagon idea!!

Evie said...

I've said it before, and I'll no doubt be saying many times again....this is stunning!