Friday 25 November 2016

TAST Week Sixty Five: Top Knotted Buttonhole Stitch

This week's stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is a really cute stitch called 'Top Knotted Buttonhole Stitch'.  I really enjoyed stitching this latest stitch and you can find Sharon's tutorial for it here.

I added a partial circle of stitching in one corner of my sampler and I used a variegated silk thread to embroider it.

It was a fun stitch to embroider but you do have to pay very close attention to your tension while working the stitch.  It is very easy to pull the top knot too tight so that it doesn't sit prettily on the surface of the fabric but rather is pulled down into the fabric.

I think it could be used to make a really cute little line of flowers if you added some detached chain stitch leaves between the buttonhole stitches. I may have to try that idea at a later date!


  1. Another beautiful stitch, Christine! I love the varied colours you have been using for all your stitches!
    I might use this stitch on the zippy purse I am making at the moment ... I'm off to see how it's done!
    Have a great weekend!
    Barbara xx

  2. This looks a pretty versatile stitch... I agree with the idea of adding leaves to it, or even use the knots as a centre for some daisy stitches... indeed, so many possibilities! Have a nice weekend, Ariadna.

  3. I like this one - I think it would be pretty done as a double row too.

  4. I know what you mean with the tension, I managed to pull the know all the way to the back of my work before.

  5. Ooh, very nice, indeed. When I get settled this winter, I'm going to have to start giving these stitches a try! I find Embroidery to be so relaxing. Maybe I can sit still enough to learn something new! XO

  6. Another lovely stitch. There are so many that I didn't even know existed! Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Hugs, Christine xx

  7. Ich wundere mich ja immer, dass du auf dem Tuch noch ein Plätzchen zum besticken findest, aber es passt alles absolut perfekt zusammen. Wieder ein sehr schöner Stickstich!
    Liebe Grüße und einen schönen 1. Advent wünsche ich dir!

  8. Very pretty! I love seeing the different stitches that make these up. Your color choices are lovely too.


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