TAST week 22

up and down buttonhole sample

For TAST week 22, I am proposing an interesting version of buttonhole called Up and Down buttonhole. This version of buttonhole creates a line of paired buttonhole stitches that are tied at the base. It creates a different look from regular buttonhole, and you can use this stitch in many places you would normally just use buttonhole. Using Up and Down buttonhole stitch in place of regular buttonhole creates a different look to your work and adds a touch of individuality.

Beyond TAST Week 22

Interlaced Up and down buttonhole 11

For beyond TAST try this version of Interlaced Up and Down Buttonhole. Check out the tutorial as it consists of two rows of Up and Down buttonhole worked back to back in an interlaced manner. It forms a really attractive band that is ideal to use on a border, or a seam decoration on a crazy quilt.

Where to share your stitching for TAST week 22

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitch and share what you have learnt. If you are an experienced embroiderer, enjoy Beyond TAST and give your work a modern twist and share it online so beginners can see what can be done with a little imagination.

Stitch a sample, photograph it, put in online on your blog, or share it in the TAST facebook group or where ever you hang out online. Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. If you have a blog leave a comment on the Up and Down buttonhole page, or the Interlaced Up and Down Buttonhole page.

If you need more information the challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page.

Have you seen my Stitchers Templates?

marking a seam using my stitchers Templates

As someone who loves crazy quilting and embroidery, I designed these templates with other stitchers in mind. With my templates, you can create hundreds of different patterns to apply to your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.

For more information, see what they look like, find out about the free ebook of patterns visit the information pages in the shop where you can also purchase them.

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