Week 18’s stitch has been done. The blogging is a little behind as life steps in the way and steers me on other courses.
Week 18’s stitch was Crossed Buttonhole Stitch. At the beginning I thought it was quite a yukky stitch and by the end of the sample I still thought it was pretty yukky. It would be much prettier embellished to the eyeballs, but of course I am trying to do all my samples with just using the TAST stitch for that particular week. I am having to use the grey matter a little bit more and come up with interesting ways to display said stitch.
This is the end result, “Strata”. It is made with 1 1/4 inch strips of fabric folded twice and couched down with the Crossed Buttonhole Stitch. Thanks to Shirley for the little round beads which just fitted in nicely with the colours I had chosen.(We are also trying to decrease Shirley’s bead stash – but a losing battle methinks. She has enough beads to take us into the next century!!!!)
When I see what everybody else did with the Crossed Buttonhole Stitch I had a little bit of embroidery envy. Hop over to Pintangle here and see the many variations others have come up with. Soooooo creative. Also, lately on Stitchin Fingers there has been some beautiful embroidery, quilting etc. shown. Do have a look sometime for some real eye candy.