This is another variation on basic buttonhole stitch. As you can see if you turn these motifs upside down they are hearts!
Fabric and Thread:
The sample is worked on Aida fabric using a hand dyed cotton thread which is about the same weight and thickness as perle 8
The sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and all sections are stitched together in one long band sampler.
The sampler is currently 44 ft 5 inches or 533 inches (1353.83 centimetres) or 14.8 yards (13.53 metres) long and still being added to.
This section of the sampler was finished in December 2005.
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ.
Hi Judy and Ruth I am pleased you like these buttonhole variations I have since discovered that if you angle the spines inwards they make an even better heart shape
and this is torture, indeed! I am loving these, and stitched until 2a.m. (needlepoint background) for trying out your buttonhole variations for assorted effects.
I love these hearts!