Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Take A Stitch Tuesday - #126 Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole & #127 Beaded Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole

This grid system is great! (Thanks for the idea, Queenie Patch.)

I’ve done the Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole in #5 perle (red), #8 perle (blue),  #8 Kreinik braid (gold), and two strands of cotton floss (yellow). It was difficult at first until I figured out that the first of the two stitches goes toward the center and the second goes away!

Using the same threads, I added some beads for the beaded version of the stitch.

If you’d like to learn and practice new stitches, check out SharonB’s TAST at Pintangle.

1 comment:

Queeniepatch said...

I am glad you find the 'grid' useful.
The Up and Down Buttonhole stitch is one where you need to concentrate; the Alternate version even more so! Then add beads and you need to think of nothing but what you are doing! However hard this stitch is, the result is always worth the effort. Your samples are looking great.