Well, here they are… I did all the variations listed in the Buttonhole Stitch of the Week post. I am pretty familiar with this stitch as I have done many handworked buttonholes. But the variations — as they should — have so much potential!
Buttonhole stitch — basic (4 strands floss)
Barb stitch — size 5 perle cotton. Getting the spacing of the 2nd foundation row to look halfway along the 1st foundation row means having to place the stitches off-center slightly. I think whipping with something larger/fluffier would end up looking nicer.
Berwick stitch — (green) floss. Subtle, but stable and interesting. (Buttonhole bar also below)
Closed Buttonhole — floss. Spacing and angle accuracy is critical! Ack.
Rosette of Thorns — size 3 perle cotton. I like this one, but that final stitch of each cluster looks awkward.
Buttonhole bar — size 5 perle cotton. Trying to figure out why I would ever use this in CQ? (also pictured above with Berwick stitch)
Detached Buttonhole — size 5 perle. Obviously I had some issues with this one! Did not work a 2nd sample after all, but I can see that I crowded too many stitches onto the foundation, and pulled everything too tight at the start. Lesson learned!
And because I like to play with my camera and Photoshop, some artsy shots 🙂
Happy Stitching! Week 3 is coming up!