Wednesday, 14 September 2016

TAST Week Fifty-Five: Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

This week's stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is called Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch and, is exactly that.  One part of the stitch is stitched up and the other is stitched down.


I really love this family of stitches, so I really enjoyed working this onto my sampler.  I had already drawn a circle onto my background fabric ready for the next stitch when I worked on last week's stitch (you may have spotted it in the photograph I took on the top left side).


I decided I was going to work the vertical part of the stitch away from the circle but, as I got to the bottom I realised that I hadn't left myself room, so I switched to putting the vertical part of the stitch on the inside of the circle and then switched back again.  I like how it has turned out.


You can find Sharon's excellent tutorial for Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch here.  Hopefully I will have something other than embroidery stitches to show you the next time I post! 

12 comments:

  1. I love the imaginative way you're making your sampler. All your circles are much more interesting than the straight lines I was doing; I stopped after just a few weeks! One of these days I'll start again ...!

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  2. Although it may have been for necessity, the change of direction works perfectly within the sampler. Sometimes are these "incidents" the ones that give that extra touch to our work :-) Have a nice week! Ariadna.

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  3. They say necessity is the mother of invention - I love how you have changed direction at the bottom. And the variegated thread is perfect.💟

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  4. Love this new stitch addition. This project is such fun!

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  5. I like the way you have completed the new stitch, if you hadn't said it was a "mistake" I would have thought it was a great design plan. It looks fantastic.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I was pleased with how it turned out! Christine x

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  6. Hi Christine such beautiful work ,the circles are amazing,well done xx

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  7. I think you were very clever to work that circle into the area---fun stitch!

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  8. Beautiful stitching Christine, I just love the fact you are doing these in circles .

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  9. Pretty stitches Christine, love the coloured thread also.

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  10. Your stitches sampler (it that what a stitchery is called also?) looks so nice! You know stitches that are completely new to me.
    KATRIN W.

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