Sunday, February 25, 2024

TAST 2024 Weeks 5 and 8: Buttonhole and Detached Chain Stitch

Buttonhole Stitch, Detached Chain Stitch, and Seed Beads

The Take A Stitch Tuesday (TAST) stitches I work with may be increasingly out of order, as I try to work them into my Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) 2024 blocks.

The TAST Week 8 stitch shared at Pintangle(dot)com was the Buttonhole Stitch. (The lighting was not very good when I took this photo, so the colors are off.) 

Using a strand of Impressions by Caron thread (a blend of silk and wool) in color 0000, I worked the buttonhole stitch along a seam. My stitches were intentionally unevenly spaced and frequently slightly angled.

The Beyond TAST Stitch for Week 8 was the Closed Buttonhole Stitch. I have not worked this stitch for 2024, but I have used it in the past with Detached Chain Stitches and French Knots to create an angel seam, as seen in the photo above. There is more information in this post.

The stitch introduced for TAST 2024 Week 5 was the Detached Chain Stitch, which is sometimes called a Lazy Daisy Stitch. I worked this with the Buttonhole Stitch to create one of my favorite crazy quilt seam embellishment. I added pairs of Detached Chain Stitches to each side of my Buttonhole Stitches to create leaves.

Here is a closer view.

To complete this seam, I used a single strand of DMC #225 embroidery floss to add Mill Hill Petite Glass Seed Beads #42027. The full combination of stitches and beads created a seam of little flowers.

The TAST 2024 Week 5 Beyond TAST stitch was the Long Tail Chain Stitch (plain, beaded or whipped), which I plan to work into a future CQJP 2024 block to make snowflakes, similar to these that I created in 2016. You may read more about those in this post.

Thank you for stopping by!


Queeniepatch said...

The Buttonhole Stitch is one of the most versatile embroidery stitches. Just look at that lovely angel seam!

Renee said...

There is so much you can do with the Buttonhole Stitch. Thank you!