Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Old crossed buttonhole stitches

The TAST stitch for week 18 is crossed buttonhole stitch. I learned this stitch in May 2008 for TAST 2007. These are the first rows I made with 2 threads of stranded floss. I stitched my TAST 2007 samplers on muslin, so I had to use a water soluble pen often to mark my grids.
A circle on the same sampler, also with 2 threads of stranded floss. At the time 
I didn’t know I could use different threads.
One more detail on the same sampler. Here I couched knitting cotton with crossed buttonhole stitches. I liked the fluffy edges, so I didn’t hide them. I wrote about my complete TAST 2007 sampler here.
This is a seam on the second block I made for Sharon’s Encrusted CQ class. I stitched the crossed buttonhole stitch with perle 5 and decorated it with beads and detached chain stitches with perle 12.
This last experiment is part of my bullion buttonhole sampler. It was the first time 
I used a milliners needle. I stitched a combo of both stitches. In my notes I called it a crossed bullion buttonhole.


  1. Beautiful colors. I think I will have to try the bullion buttonhole. I love bullion knots!

  2. lovely variation of ths stitch.

  3. Thanks for posting about your crossed buttonhole stitches. I haven't tried this stitch yet but it doesn't look too complicated.

  4. If old or nor it's always a pleasure to enjoy your stitches! Thanks for sharing!

  5. They're a timeless beautiful samplers!

  6. Beautiful examples of crossed buttonhole stitch.


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