May 2013


Yesterday I tried some variations of this stitch.

16.64.top knotted buttohole st-sampler2

16.64.top knotted buttohole st-sampler2

3.The first row is the slightly curved version of this stitch, the second row is worked with two threads.

16.64.tknbhole st-3

16.64.tknbhole st-3

4.After working two rows of top knotted buttonhole stitches, they are whipped with lighter thread in the first sample. A black thread is laced through two rows of buttonhole stitches in the second sample.

16.64.tknbhole st-4

16.64.tknbhole st-4

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This week’s stitch on the TAST 2013 challenge by Sharonb is top knotted buttonhole. I am still in the process of learning this stitch, holding the knot and inserting the needle is a bit difficult at this stage.
The sampler-

16.64.top knotted buttonhole st-sampler1

16.64.top knotted buttonhole st-sampler1

1.The stitch is worked in different heights and widths in these three rows.

16.64.tknbhole st-1

16.64.tknbhole st-1

2.The zigzag version of this stitch is worked in the first row. The top knotted buttonhole stitches are worked on both sides in the second row. I like the way the stitches curl when it was worked, the reason may be the thread, the stitch height or may be both. The stitch is worked in different lengths in the third row.

16.64.tknbhole st-2

16.64.tknbhole st-2

Chain stitches were worked with bluish green thread.

mccreamyk-3

mccreamyk-3

The curves connecting the border and the small squares were worked in chain stitches with light green thread

mccreamyk-4

mccreamyk-4

The closer look of the embroidery.

mccreamyk-closeup

mccreamyk-closeup

I gave this embroidered yoke to my friend.it was hard choosing colours without seeing the background fabric, because I sometimes get inspired by seeing the fabric to be embroidered. I generally use colours similar to vegetable dye ,which is important aspect of kalamkari fabrics, to work , but this time it was different

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