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!
Take a Stitch on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Welcome to week 2!
Here is the SharonB’s Stitch Dictionary page with instructions for Buttonhole Stitch.
Here are the buttonhole stitch variations listed on that page that are not future Stitches of the Week. If you like trying out variations, these would be the ones to work because you won’t see them later. (For your convenience, listed here to open in a new window)
Here’s what SharonB wrote for TAST 2012 Week 2: Buttonhole Stitch
Please follow her procedure and put a link to your published Buttonhole Stitch pictures in the comments of the latest TAST post here. Just click the post title, and scroll down to the comment section!
You may post the link to your Buttonhole Stitch photos in this comment section, no matter when you get it done, AND…
* If you are following this blog, you’ll have a bonus benefit!
If you miss a stitch but then are able to work it later, go ahead and put your link on the matching Stitch of the Week post. Each week, I will round up ALL NEW stitch LINKS entered at this blog, whether they are from the current stitch or a past one. Yours won’t be lost back there on an old Stitch of the Week post! I will put them up Monday (noon-ish PST) in a weekly recap post, about 12 hours before I put up the Stitch of the Week.
Of course, I will be putting my TAST 2012 Re-run stitches right here on this blog, because that’s why I started it in the first place 🙂