17.65.buttonhole bar


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.

17.65.b.h.bar-4

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

This week’s stitch on the TAST 2013 challenge by SharonB is buttonhole bar. Sharon has mentioned this stitch is commonly used on needle . I have not tried that type of embroidery yet. Still this stitch seems interesting to work with. The stitch is simple but takes a while to work 4 inches, which is the width of my sampler. So I am working small bands. The sampler progress-

17.65.buttonhole bar-sampler1

17.65.buttonhole bar-sampler1

1.In the first sample, the bands are worked apart, then they are worked closer. In the next sample, they are worked in two heights and the last one is worked in two colours.

17.65.b.h. bar-1

17.65.b.h. bar-1

2.Another way of working with two threads is tried in the first sample. The buttonhole stitches are worked on the lower half of the straight stitches.

17.65.b.h.bar-2

17.65.b.h.bar-2

3.In the first sample, the buttonhole stitches are worked in one direction till the midpoint of the straight stitches and in opposite direction till the end of the stitches, thus to create a twist, which would have been visible if the straight stitches were longer. The second sample hve up and down buttonhole stitches worked on them.

17.65.b.h.bar-3

17.65.b.h.bar-3