This week Stitch 82 in the challenge is a variation on up and down buttonhole stitch (TAST challenge stitch 55) which is Interlaced Up and Down Buttonhole stitch. This stitch is wonderful for a border or if you work this is stitch on a curved line it can be used for organic lines in floral type sprays. You can also work this stitch line upon line to create interesting filling.
As usual I have tutorial for Interlaced Up and Down Buttonhole in my stitch dictionary.
How to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge
If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitches. If you are an experienced embroiderer push Stitch 82 in creative manner and share with beginners what can be done with a little imagination.
Where to share Stitch 82
Stitch a sample, photograph it, put in online on your blog, flickr site, share it on Facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Interlaced Up and Down Buttonhole page with your full web address.
Feel free to join the TAST facebook group and leave your photo there. For Flickr people the group is Take a Stitch Tuesday. Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc.
If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.
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