As usual it was hard to decided what pieces to feature this week. It is the long weekend here in Australia, so I spent too much time browsing. Some people found this stitch very similar to up and down buttonhole but if you work them side by side you will find up and down buttonhole has a flat tie. Knotted buttonhole has a definite knot and produces a textured ridge. This means you can use them on different projects. So with up and down buttonhole and its flat tie won’t snag so much as it lies flat to the surface which means it is good for clothing. The knotted buttonhole which has a few varieties produced a extrude surface. So if you were working a piece that is highly textured this would be suitable. It also makes a great edge and is very strong.
The first sample from CrazyQStitcher was worked around a shisha mirror. Visit her blog to see other experiments and a comparison sample between up and down buttonhole and knotted buttonhole stitch.
Carorose worked pairs in silk ribbon to produce this flower spray.
Queeniepatch produced this lovely disk motif using knotted buttonhole. Visit her blog and click on the images of larger versions
Over on Threads and Patches Marjolein describes how she created her lovely floral spray.
I was really taken with Annet’s samples over on Fat Quarter. In this sample Annet changes threads to produce a very nice effect. Visit her blog to see lots of other samples.
I hope you have enjoyed the featured samples this week. Don’t forget to browse the other comments on week 39 as there are a good number of interesting samples worked this week.
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