Today we will start the lesson in the library. I have a pile of books I want to introduce you to:
Sadako Totsuka of Totsuka Stitch Institute has published many books on embroidery. Although all of them are written in Japanese, they are clearly illustrated. You don't need to read any instructions, looking is enough.
As you can see Book #1 is about the Basic embroidery stitches, but the remaining books feature arrangements and varieties of these basic stitches.
Book #2 is all about Buttonhole stitches. On page 35 there is a nice arrangement where every other leg of the Buttonhole Stitch has been buttonholed.
This will be the Stitch of the week for Sunday Stitch School.
Work it like this:
Start with a Straight Stitch,
and continue as you would with a Buttonhole Stitch.
Then add Buttonhole stitches to the leg
while making sure you only work the thread and not catch any of the fabric.
Anchor the stitches at the top.
Come out again at the bottom
and make two more Buttonhole legs,
one bare and one buttonholed,
This is #36, and I will take the liberty of giving it a nickname: Buttonholed Buttonhole Stitch. Please note this is not an official name, but MY naming of variation #36.
A direct translation into Swedish would be Langetterad Langett.
Mattia suggests Point de grébiche festonné as a French name.
Make a row of stitches (with long and short legs, if you wish) on your Aida sampler.
Finally I would like to point out that the reason I established this Sunday Stitch School is to discipline myself into trying out unknown stitches. I post these lessons and set the homework for myself. Anyone who wants to join in and try out a new stitch is welcome to do so. I hope you will enjoy the lessons.