Wednesday 29 March 2017

TAST Week 78: Feathered up and down buttonhole stitch.....

This week's stitch (week 78) for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is the 'feathered up and down buttonhole stitch'.  As the name suggests, it is a combination of the 'up and down buttonhole stitch' and the 'feather stitch'.  You can find Sharon's tutorial for it here.

Feather Stitch
(Used to decorated a crazy quilt block)

I am familiar with both the feather stitch and the up and down buttonhole stitch as I have added them to projects in the past such as some of my crazy quilt projects. So, I was excited to try them as a combination.

Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch
(Stitched along the edge of the linen polka dot ribbon)

I really liked the look of the combined stitch and added a horizontal line of stitches to my sampler in variegated fine silk thread.

My new sampler is already filling up quite nicely.  Looking forward to next week's stitch now!

Hope you are all enjoying some creative time this week!


  1. Wie immer ganz wunderschön gestickt!

    Gruß Marion

  2. I love these stitches also very much and especially your threadcolors!
    Looks great already the whole sampler!

  3. Hi Christine,wow your work is so stunning,love seeing what you do with your stitches.

  4. Your new sampler is looking amazing, Christine!
    Barbara x

  5. These are pretty stitches and make a nice combination, especially with the variegated thread xx

  6. Thank you for sharing this may become a favorite of mine.

    1. It is a pretty stitch Darlene. I really like feather stitch variations and they are usually quick to stitch and give pretty results! Christine x

  7. Beautiful stitch...and so amazingly neat and even!!
    Helen xox

  8. You are creating beautiful things with your stitching Christine. As I took a little peek at Sharon's blog I was amazed when I clicked on the first few stitches for TAST and saw the photo examples of each stitch . I'll just refer to myself as an infant embroiderer with my little ole back stitch and french knots. HA ... So much to learn in this craft. Janita

  9. I especially like the delicate stitches in the first picture today!

  10. Liebe Christine,
    was für ein schöner filigraner Stickstich, man könnte dabei ins träumen geraten.
    Liebe Grüße

  11. Another gorgeous addition Christine!

  12. I've never seen this stitch so it was fun to see yours. I must go and check this one out and play with it.

  13. Lovely feather stitch work.


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