Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Knotty New Stitch

Hi Everyone,
Just a quick post today, and a little peek at something I'm working on that will be finished very soon!

Since I don't crochet (I'm trying, but dang, I just can't seem to keep things square and it frustrates me), I needed to devise some kind of pretty edging for this little project. Enter Pinterest, naturally. I keep a board called Stitchy Goodness for embroidery and embroidery techniques, and that's where I found this little gem, the Knotted Buttonhole Stitch, tutorial courtesy of Purl Bee.

It's a simple modification to the standard Buttonhole Stitch, only one more step, but it makes such a difference. Because of the knot, the thread (or my case perle cotton) stands up off the edge of the fabric, and indeed looks a bit like a crocheted edging, Lisa likee! I'll get a better photo of the edging when the project is finished so you can see the detail of the stitch, this is just a fast cell phone picture.

Hopefully within a day or two (ok, maybe three, I'm making laundry soap tonight!) I'll have this pretty little project done to share with you.

I hope you're having a fabulous day, try something new!

p.s. Thank you for your response to my last post, my first Thrifty Thursday! It seems many of us like collecting little treasures, so from time to time, I think we'll see more Thrifty Thursday's here, yay!


dosierosie said...

Just been having a good look at you stitching pins
some great stuff there.

Angela McRae said...

Thanks for the info about this stitch! I didn't know about this, and it would be perfect to use as an edging on teatime napkins!

Beedeebabee said...

Lisa, Your birdie embroidery is just ADORABLE and I love that knotted buttonhole stitch you used on the edge! Can't wait to see this all finished! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Que pássaro simpático! eu gostei muito dele!
Um abraço!