Tuesday, 2 February 2016

TAST Week Twenty-Seven: Bonnet Stitch

It is Tuesday again which means another TAST stitch released! Stitch twenty-seven of the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is bonnet stitch. I had never heard of this stitch before but, luckily Sharon has posted another great tutorial describing how to execute it on her blog.  There are plenty of photographs showing examples of how you might use it too.


I stitched two back to back rows of bonnet stitch in another of the boxes marked on my sampler.  I used variegated silk thread and then finished the perimeter of the box using the same thread and stem stitch.


Bonnet stitch is a member of the buttonhole stitch family but is also similar to herringbone stitch which, is one of my favourite stitches.  So, it will come as no surprise that I enjoyed working this stitch.  Another stitch that I will have to remember to use in a future project! 

18 comments:

  1. I've never heard of that stitch either. I wonder why it is called the bonnet stitch? Looks like you mastered it already.

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    1. Thanks Marti! I have no idea why it is called bonnet stitch. My sample isn't perfect but I did enjoy stitching it! Christine x

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  2. That's an interesting stitch. It's great seeing all these stitches - I enjoy learning each week or so. The table runner sounds fun - look forward to seeing it when complete

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    1. Thank you Baa! I hope that I can get the runner finished in time to take it with us when we go to visit later in the month! Christine x

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  3. You once again show stitches that I have never heard of before, there is so much more to stitching than I thought.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! It is great fun learning all the new stitches! There are so many more than you realise! Christine x

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  4. A very interesting stitch this one,is it the bonnet strings I wonder...

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    1. Thank you Doti! It is an interesting stitch and I don't know why it is named 'bonnet stitch' may be it is the strings. Christine x

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  5. Dear Christine,
    this stitch looks quite hard, but all together the project is going to look so nice.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! It wasn't too difficult and I enjoyed stitching it! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Martina! It was fun to stitch! Christine x

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  7. I had never heard of this stitch either , it is very pretty and I love how you are doing this sampler .

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    1. Thank you Sheila! It is really nice to learn new stitches and the sampler is fun to create! Christine x

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  8. So many stitches to try, so little time!

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    1. Absolutely Mary Anne.... It is incredible how many stitches are out there! Christine x

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