Saturday, 2 November 2013

TAST #87 - Buttonhole Picot version 1 (with Bullion Knot)

TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday), an idea created by Sharon B of Pintangle, is a great way to learn embroidery stitches, document them on your own blog and then share with others by linking back to Pintangle. Click here to learn this week's stitch and leave a comment.

I had some trouble with tension, but apart from that it was not too hard to make the Buttonhole Picots with Bullion Knots. A trick for those who find it hard to pull the needle through the wraps on the needle is to use a Sharp or Milliners needle, the type seen on the left:
 Anyway, here are my two rows on the sampler.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Thanks for the needle advice.

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    1. I hope you are having fun with your TAST stitches.

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  2. your stitch has worked beautifully Queenie, like you I use a milliners needle for bullions.

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    1. I will work #88 Buttonhole picot with Chain stitch shortly and it will be interesting to see the difference in appearance and in technique.

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  3. Neat stitches, love the bottom row.

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    1. I have since worked the second version of the Buttonhole Picot, with Chain stitch, and it was interesting to see and feel the difference.

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  4. When I get to this stitch I will use your stitching as my model, those examples are great.
    For 'technically correct bullions' I use a milliners needle but I have been experimenting with different thickness of needle to get other effects and am surprised at some of the results I can get. With a thicker needle you can make great ants and other insects.

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    1. For Sumptuous Surface Embroidery and any free form of textured embroidery 'technically incorrect bullions' would be fine. Then I think I would used the wrong needle with the wrong thread and enjoy the result.

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  5. Your samples are beautiful. Like you I use milliners for bullion stitches.

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    1. Good to know I have a friend in the 'Milliners Bullion Club'!

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  6. Truly beautiful samples and the bullions are really very good to see - clearly recognisable as bullions. I like also the variation in stitch length.

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    1. Thank you. The Bullion Picots remind me of curly worms! but I still like their shape, ha, ha!

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  7. Milliners are great to work with but a devil to thread! I can see why you prefer the red and yellow versions (in your next post) but wonder if it isn't the colour that helps them 'pop' more than the blue?

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    1. Milliners have indeed a horridly small eye; you really need a long thread so you don't need to rethread during your work.
      You are right in that the blue is a dull colour compared with the yellow and red, but I still like that curved look of the Bullion Picots.

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