So here we are, week 2 of the Pintangle "Take a stitch Tuesday" challenge. This week the stitch to be learned is Buttonhole stitch.
Once again, I have worked a tiny square of linen, 4.2cm x 6.3cm (1 5/8" x 2.5"), and tried to fit as many variations into the space as possible.
I think I have done quite well! You will see I have worked examples of the following stitches:
|Buttonhole stitch: top row, with curved base; lower row, with straight base|
|Rosette of Thorns|
|Up and Down Buttonhole|
|Up and Down Feather|
|Closed Feather stitch|
I have been very inspired by all the lovely work that has been produced so far; it is amazing how differently people can interpret and use such simple stitches! I love the beautiful simplicity of the work of Miriam at Borduurblog and Mon Paradis Mes Tresors. The colours of Luiz Vaz's work are strikingly beautiful and Marjolein's flowers make me very envious!