I’m so proud of myself. I experimented with week two’s TAST stitch – the buttonhole stitch earlier this week. In fact, the only reason I didn’t post earlier was because my pictures came out too dark. We had a snow storm yesterday and it was hard to get a decent photo.
Here is this week’s sample:
For some reason, I was thinking about spirals, so decided to draw one on my fabric and follow around the line with the buttonhole stitch. I wanted the spiral drawn line to stand out, so added dimension and strength to the line by adding glass seed beads (Mill Hill Color # 330).
And for those of you who would like to see how I added them, I took some additional photos of the stitching in progress.
Even though this is in the middle of my stitching, imagine this first picture is the start of your buttonhole stitch. The needle thread is coming up from the back – on the drawn line – and this is the time to add a bead to the needle:
Pull the needle through the fabric, and that’s all there is to it. Add another bead on the needle, slide it into place, take another stitch and before you know it, you have a beautifully embroidered spiral design.
I hope you enjoyed seeing what I did with the buttonhole stitch, and my little mini tutorial is helpful.