Continuing along with the TAST catchup! I have really enjoyed having a bit of catch up this time round – some great stitches that I can just sit and play with has been wonderful!
Stitch 37 is Triangular Buttonhole stitch – a stitch I imagine would look fantastic as a border! If you can work ‘regular buttonhole’ stitch – this one is a lovely variation for you to play with. And, depending on the piece you use it on, it would look wonderful with variegated threads, and would work well with a number of different types of thread.
I chose to work this stitch with a variegated thread, though it wasn’t as effective as I had imagined it would be, as it is quite a gradual change in colour on this thread.
Initially I was going to work this stitch upside down! But, after quickly realising this, I was able to get back on track quite easily with this, and started again with the bottom of the triangle on the line I wanted it to be on.
One thing I am struggling a little with a lot of these stitches is that I use a hoop or frame (I actually really struggle without one!), and the stitch instructions are always written from the perspective of a ‘sewer’ rather than a ‘stabber’ – I imagine for the ease of showing the stitch in photos and diagrams! So I do find myself having to adjust some of the stitches slightly to accommodate this. But, overall, I was happy with this result, I just need to work on getting the stitch ‘flowing’ better from one to the other. Having stopped and thought about it, if I were to put the final ‘side’ of the triangle in from bottom to top, rather than top to bottom, I don’t think this would be a problem! But that’s part of what this is all about – learning as we go along.