Beaded hedebo stitch
I was wary of up and down buttonhole stitch earlier, but when it was part of this challenge, I learnt the technique of the stitch. This technique proved useful to work this hedebo stitch. Still, it is a time consuming stitch. I worked a few more variations of this stitch and wrapped up this stitch sampler.
The second part of the sampler-
5. The hedebo stitches are worked with a bead in between in the first row, and this group is repeated to form a seam
The cross stitches are worked in one[dark pink] thread and the hedebo stitches are worked in green thread in the second row, to see this distinction, the beads are worked over the hedebo stitches.
Single hedebo stitch with two beads is worked between two hedebo stitches in the third row.
6. beaded hedebo stitch motifs-
It was interesting to learn a new stitch and try the variations. Though not an easy stitch, it looks quite decorative and will surely enhance any embroidery work. Choosing the right needle and thread are very important. I enjoyed working on this sampler,
Now, I need to catch up on those missed stitches.