Twiggy bits with feathered up and down buttonhole.

Twiggy lines are sometimes a girls best friend, particularly if you are a traditional stitcher and enjoy floral motifs.

Up and Down buttonhole stitch feathered is one of those stitches that once you learn it you will draw on it all the time. It is a variation of buttonhole stitch which is easily worked on all types of fabrics and equally effective when worked in straight lines or following curves. This means it is ideal for those who are interested in Crazy quilting.

Although I have introduced Up and Down feathered buttonhole as a traditional stitch if you are not interested in “cute” you can push this stitch to form strong interesting linear elements and textures in a design. Explorations into variation in the length of the spines, spacing of the spines, width of the line, weight and texture of the thread, and size should keep contemporary embroiderers busy. Changing the weight of thread and overlapping rows of this stitch in an irregular manner produces an interesting effect. Also you can play around with the direction of the spines.

It is great fun, try it out. Needless to say I have added it to my stitch collection.

Up and down stitch added to Stitch collection

This is just a quick note today, as I am back at work after three weeks break. I just wanted to say that yesterday I spent a busy afternoon completing a site clean up and I added Up and down buttonhole stitch to the Stitch Collection.

I always feel adding a stitch is major event as I rarely seem to manage to find the time to do it. I am hoping that this blog will stimulate my enthusiasm for the project as I have a number of other samples worked and hope to get them online soon. Anyway I hope the information is useful.