What I am interested in, at my stage in life (grin), is doing complicated seam variations, with very occasional small beads. But mainly seams in very simple threads, relying on the stitches and colour for effect. However I have been laying down really basic stitches, and then varying the "value-adding". So what I am doing now, is trying to vary that first line of stitches a bit, so I played around with one of Sharon's version of Buttonhole.
The other thing this has made me do, if check which of my seams I have scanned and "classified" (I am a classifier), and have found I have missed out on heaps. So I have made all sorts of sets in my photos in flickr (look on the righthand side), and have been uploading some of my combinations up there.
Your stitching is beautiful. I love the way you have organized the photos so I can see how the stitches look in different applications. I'm such a beginner I wouldn't know it was the same stitch otherwise. TFS. :)
Linda Hope you don't mind I just changed to the heading to buttonhole stitch so people can add their links, photos and discussion to this thread.
Hopefully links and photos etc about buttonhole stitch will be kept more or less together. As the stitch along develops a search should bring up the discussion too.
I am asking people to Tag photos where they can. Tag photos buttonholestitch (ie run the words together) or keep them inside quote marks "buttonhole stitch" or do what I am going to do and use both
People tag in different ways and in the past we have had to run words together now we have a new option of inside quote marks. So I am suggesting using old and new methods. This means that in the future people can find your photos under the tags.
Anyway as I said hope you dont mind the title change and I am encouraging people to add links, photos etc here
Also if you are new hand ask questions too. If I am not online I am sure there are plenty of people who will help you too.
Hi Sharon - thank you for that - just what I was looking for. And thanks to Sandy, Rice, and your good self for your kind comments. I am really looking forward to seeing how others approach each stitch
Linda, I've had a look at your flickr pics and they're not only beautifully organised but gorgeous. I've been having a bad pull-everything-out run lately, probably because I can't get to my stitching till night time when I'm knackered and not seeing straight. But you've inspired me. Thank you.
Warmest regards, Suzy in Melbourne
Hi Susy - thank you. I am one of those strange people who loves to classify and organise lists. So it is all good fun. I think Sharon's Stitches will be good for this - Can't think what to do? Grad a stitch sheet, grab a thread, find a seam and sit back and stitch. Preferably with feet up and a nice wine / coffee/ cuppa tea / chocolate.
Once upon a time, somewhere, I saw a thread about "Food to stitch with" - the sort of things that didn't get on your fingers while stitching.
Cheers - Linda, just a few hours east of you. (I am amazed at how many Lindas are in this forum!)
Have finally had a chance to take photos of my buttonhole stitch pages. Great fun to do and it looks so professional stuck in with the mistyfuse - great tip that Sharon. Have started a file in picasa for my pages so hope the link works - so many firsts in this project. LOL