Tuesday, 8 December 2015

TAST Week Twenty-Two: Buttonhole Wheel

Stitch twenty-two of the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is the buttonhole wheel. As ever, Sharon has posted a great tutorial describing how to work the stitch with lots of inspirational photographs giving you plenty of ideas how to use it.





The buttonhole wheel is a stitch that I am familiar with and I have used it quite a number of times on my CQJP Challenge 2015 blocks. These have mainly been added as flowers but, as you can see from the top photograph, you do not have to stitch the whole 'wheel' as a section makes a nice decorative stitch too.





I think it looks particularly nice stitched in variegated thread and that is what I used to stitch the examples I added to my sampler.



It also gives a nice effect on the back of the fabric and, on past occasions, I have actually stitched it so that this fluffy flower appears on the right side of my stitching and the buttonhole wheel on the back!! (Of course, in those instances, I would hide the knots!)



You don't have to extend the buttonhole stitch all the way to the middle of the circle if you don't want to (as can be seen in the photograph immediately above).  This gives the wheel a slightly different appearance and, when stacked as they are here, they make a great 'hollyhock' flower!


28 comments:

  1. Hi Christine,wow this stick is amazing,love all the different things you have done with it,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! It is a fun stitch! Christine x

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  2. Ich love your Buttonhole Stitches. Very nice with the small button or the paillette.

    Greetings Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I really like this stitch, it is so useful! Christine x

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  3. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ein schöner Stich und Du hast ihn toll und sehr unterschiedlich umgesetzt.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! It is a nice stitch to work and is very versatile! Christine x

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  4. This is one of my favourite stitches for flowers. There's so many ways to use it, both front side and back side as you've shown. It's definitely pretty in variegated thread!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! It is one of my favourites too and so versatile! Christine x

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  5. Ahhh, I love your little house with a hollyhock. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! It is a Lynette Anderson design and I stitched it as a sewing book for my mum. Christine x

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  6. Thankyou for sharing such a lovely post. Your stitching is beautiful and inspiring.

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    1. Thank you Ondrea! It is fun learning new stitches and practising those already known and I am enjoying creating my sampler! Christine x

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  7. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ein ganz erstaunlicher Stich, mit dem man wunderbar Variationen erstellen kann. Vielen Dank für die Infos!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! It is a fun stitch and I really enjoy using it! Christine x

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  8. Lovely work Christine, I have used this stitch quite a lot in the past, mainly for flowers which are so pretty when worked with variegated thread

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! It is a really fun stitch and I enjoy using it! Christine x

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  9. I love hollyhocks--that is such a sweet little stitchery! The circles make a fun addition to your sampler too.

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    1. Thank you Karen! I love hollyhocks too and they are easy to stitch using the buttonhole wheels! Christine x

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  10. That's really pretty and it hadn't occurred to me to do hollyhocks that way, they look so pretty.
    You cant beat variegated thread for embroidery!

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I love this stitch... lots of uses for it! Christine x

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  11. I like that stitch and especially the way you show the variations. As always, I covet your sampler. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda! I like using this stitch a lot, it is so versatile! Christine x

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  12. Well, those are mighty fine buttonhole wheels, I've alwasy called them Blanket Stitch wheels.

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    1. Thank you Caroline! Technically they are blanket stitch wheels but buttonhole stitch wheels was the TAST name that was given.... so I went with it! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  13. Very pretty buttonhole wheels, Christine! I love your sampler, too! I'm resisting the urge to start one of my own, but my resistance is weak.
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! It is had to resist all the wonderful projects that you see on the internet! I know I have a lot of trouble resisting! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Renee! I love stitching these little wheels! Christine x

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