Sunday, January 14, 2007

A Couple of TAST(y) Buttonhole Stitch Ideas…

Here is a quick sketch of some rose leaves right outside my studio door. Below is my interpretation of the sketch in fabric using the embellisher machine to “appliqué” the felt leaf shapes to the wool felt background. Veins were embroidered using the buttonhole stitch.



For the heart, again I “fused” the basic shape to the felt with the embellisher and added beaded buttonhole stitches. I used a single strand of DMC embroidery floss, doubled, for the beading. I found the directions for beaded buttonhole stitches in this PDF file on making a cute beaded and embroidered evening bag.

8 comments:

kay susan said...

I really love that leaf. And thank you for posting the beading how-to. It looks easy when you know how!

Conni said...

Thanks, Kay Susan. Yes, the beading looks easy, but I would have never figured it out without the instructions. It seems counterintuitive to add the beads before taking each stitch instead of after.

ElizabethD said...

Swoon! Those leaves are beautiful..... I don't dare look at the beads, as I'm still mastering the stitches, but what a pleasure to see your work.

Marty52 said...

I love this heart! The leaves are pretty cool but I love the technique of the beads on the edging of the heart. Thanks for the tutorial!

Conni said...

Thanks, Elizabeth and Marty!

MargaretR said...

The leaves are lovely, I haven't done anything like that with my embellisher yet. Thanks for the PDF tutorial.

Micki said...

Catching up reading your blog. You have done some amazing work. Love the stuff with the embellisher. Your TAST samples are great.

Conni said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments, Margaret and Micki!