This week for TAST, I a composite stitch which I often get asked about. It is called buttonholed herringbone. As the name suggests it consists of a foundation of herringbone stitch which is then buttonholed.
First work a line of herringbone in fairly solid thread such as perle 5. If you need a refresher on how to work herringbone you will find herringbone stitch listed in my stitch dictionary. You will also find buttonhole listed as well.
Use a blunt ended needle for the second thread so that you do not split the foundation herringbone stitches.
Bring your needle out at the base of the row of herringbone then work buttonhole stitch using the herringbone stitches as the foundation.
Note you are not passing your needle through the fabric.
Work buttonhole stitches along the bar until they are snug.
When you reach the top of the bar pass the needle under the cross of the herringbone stitch and work a single buttonhole stitch.
Then continue on the downward bar once again working enough buttonhole stitches until they are snug.
When you reach the bottom of the bar pass the needle under the cross of the herringbone stitch and work a single buttonhole stitch.
Continue in this manner until the foundation stitches of herringbone are covered in buttonhole.
How to join in.
It is not complicated. All you need to do is stitch a sample of this stitch or ANY of the stitches listed on the TAST FAQ page.
Once you have worked a sample, photograph it and put it online at your blog, flickr etc then swing back to the Last TAST post (you will find it under the category each week) and leave a comment that includes your web address. When you leave a comment include the http:// part of the address as then your address becomes a link and readers will be able easily visit and see your sample. Remember you can leave a comment about any stitch you have worked as long as it is listed on the TAST FAQ page.
Any special rules?
There are no rules but I do have a request, please link back here.
If you need further information on the challenge a list of stitches covered so far or directions on how to participate please visit the TAST FAQ page.
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