Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Today I completed the crossed buttonhole stitch sampler of the TAST 2012 challenge by SharonB.
1st part of the ssampler-

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The second part of the sampler-

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Rest of the details-
9. I worked a row of herringbone between two rows of crossed buttonhole stitches.

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10. first row is a combination of this stitch with up and down buttonhole stitch.
Three straight stitches are tied with crossed buttonhole stitches.

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11. Upright cross stitches are worked over the crossed buttonhole stitches.
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12.Laced a perle cotton thread through the crosses.

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13. twisted chain stitches are worked over the crosses and pink beads are added in between the crosses.

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14. the three straight stitches worked below the crosses are embellished with pink glass beads.

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I enjoyed working on this sampler.

Still working on some variations of crossed buttonhole stitch from TAST challenge.
I tried slanting the cross stitch, but the row looks like crossed chain stitch.

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This row is inspired from this blog.

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Two rows crossed buttonhole stitch variation facing each other.

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Alternating the crossed buttonhole with normal buttonhole, the row is worked in zigzag pattern.
Detached chain stitches are combined crossed buttonhole stitch.

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