Thursday, August 6, 2009

Knotted buttonhole band

. . . is the TAST stitch I tried this week. First I used the aïda from my needleweaving experiment. The bottom row is the first I made. I made straight stitches with 2 strands of purple DMC and 3 strands of yellow for the knotted buttonholes. The top row is the same, I only used yellow.This morning I made a variation on my crazy Monday block. I used 4 strands of DMC for it. The straight stitches are ¼ inch wide and I made a double knotted buttonhole band. The rows on the top and bottom are stitched from left to right. The inside rows are stitched from right to left and decorated with beads. I will show the complete block next Monday.

4 comments:

  1. That is a very nice stitch. It looks very difficult.

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  2. Trillian,

    It looks difficult, but it is not. If you click the link on "TAST stitch", you can see how it works. Sharon made a great tutorial.

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  3. It will be fun to try this new decorative TAST stitch!

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    1. Yes, I'm looking forward to use different threads. In this old sample I only used stranded floss, it was all I had at the time.

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