Sunday, January 14, 2007

New buttonhole sampler . . .

. . . completed this Sunday evening, 19.15 GMT. Looking at Sharon's counted thread samples I was struck with how different the stitch looks worked on that sort of cloth. I tried counting threads on my sampler strip but it proved to be too small for comfort and my eyes were hurting with the effort, so I gave up after two tries. Other bits are buttonhole wheel, done both ways round, couching, appliqué and a small detached stitch piece.

I particularly like the twisty lines top right, the filled areas, the laced back to back rows, the buttonhole bars and the eyelets below the bars (yes, they do have a hole in the middle, hard to see). I've also decided to try and use each stitch in a complex seam, as an interesting exercise , but I think this one could be nicer really.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barbara, I love what you did here--demonstration of the great variety of things that can be done with the buttonhole stitch!

Anonymous said...

Really like the bars Barbara, what a good idea. Lots of them overlapping would certainly give me the texture that I'm after.

Jenny Walton said...

Love the colours and the texture - what a great sampler.

hugs

jenny

Dy said...

I really like the area top right as well, it looks like hills.