Friday, January 13, 2012

Take a Stitch Tuesday--Buttonhole stitch

I wanted to do something a bit more for week 2 of TAST.

I started by drawing ideas in my sketch book.
Then I did buttonhole stitch on felt using wool and silk threads
I then needle felted it using my Babylock embellisher.  Next time I won't needle felt it so much (If I do it again.)

Last of all I did more buttonhole stitch on top of everything.

You can see more work using the buttonhole stitch listed in the comments here:


  1. Great job never thought about felting embroidery work love how it gives it a little bit of a water color look to it.

  2. Brilliant idea .. sketching it first. I think I'll steal this idea for next week! :D I love how your scene came out too.. much cheerier than my swamp. lol ♥

  3. Beautiful stitching. I like it, and your drawing, too.

  4. Great idea, you are very good sketching and designing your piece. I need to have the needle in my hand to create, maybe someone could invent a pencil in the point of a needle. ):

  5. I think your piece is very pretty in colors and shapes. I feel like I'm in a field of flowers and see rolling hills in the distance.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment.


  6. Very interesting step by step and very nice result.

  7. Thank you all so much for your comments on my work. I really appreciate it.

  8. I also use a sketchbook first to explore the stitch. Often it is easier to use needle to fabric I feel than to try and draw the stitch but it is helpful to get ideas and inspiration. Your buttonhole sample is gorgeous and it is interesting how you felted it.