Bonnet Stitch

It has been awhile since I managed to find a block of time to add another stitch to the Stitch Collection

Tonight Bonnet stitch was added.

Some stitches you look at the directions and they look distinctly uninspiring. Bonnet stitch is such a case. It looks like a double buttonhole with its knickers in twist. I guess that is what it is for it is a form of buttonhole that you loop the thread under as you work. It looks best in a thread with firm twist – which the sample is not. The sample was worked in silk because that is what I had to hand. Most thread types are suitable and you can be quite creative with this stitch. It is interesting if you work it at different angles or use it to couch heavy threads to the fabric. For traditional embroiderers this stitch looks great worked row upon row I have even used it as a canvas stich filling doing this. Try it out I think it will surprise you.

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