After exploring some more variations of this buttonhole bar, the stitch sampler was completed.

17.65.buttonhole bar-sampler2

17.65.buttonhole bar-sampler2

4.Horizontal bars are worked in these two samples. The two rows buttonhole stitches are worked upwards and downwards alternatively in the first sample. In the second sample horizontal buttonhole bars in the bottom row are worked in between two buttonhole bars in the top row.

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17.65.b.h.bar-4

5.The bars worked at two levels in the first sample and vertical and horizontal bars are alternated in the second sample.

17.65.b.h.bar-5

17.65.b.h.bar-5

6.Broad version of the bars [three and four straight stitches] are worked in the first sample. I tried the triple straight stitches in different ways and worked the buttonhole stitches on them.

17.65.b.h.bar-6

17.65.b.h.bar-6

7.In the first sample, the buttonhole stitch in the centre is extended and taken with the base fabric, to work curved buttonhole bars. A small knot is worked in the centre of the horizontal bars on the top sample in the right, and detached buttonhole stitches are worked on the bars worked on the bottom.

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17.65.b.h.bar-7

I did not work these bars with other stitches in this sampler. These bars are ideal for embellishing any embroidery piece.
The sampler-

17.65.buttonhole bar-sampler

17.65.buttonhole bar-sampler

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