TAST Stitch 54 is another stitch that can be used on borders. Knotted buttonhole band is interesting on its own or works well with other border stitches particularly if you work each line quite close to the previous line. For instance you could use the TAST stitch that was proposed last week, Turkman stitch. You can work a line of Knotted Buttonhole Band and then line of Turkman then a line of Knotted Buttonhole Band and the two stitches together form interesting textural ridges which produces a sort of supercharged border stitch combination.
Border stitches can be used around the edge of something or they can be very effective worked in one or two lines down the side of something like a place mat or needle book or even a book cover. If you use two or three simple border stitches side by side they can create lovely patterns.
As usual I have a tutorial for Knotted Buttonhole Band and this tutorial also has a beaded version which is fun to work. As usual have fun and explore the stitch.
How to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge
If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitch. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners so they can see what can be done with a little imagination. Please spread the word about Take a Stitch Tuesday on your social networks.
Where to share
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 Knotted buttonhole band page.
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