Take a Stitch Tuesday 2012 - Week 43

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Take a Stitch Tuesday 2012 - Week 43
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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 10:25am

Week 43 Buttonhole wheel cups: http://pintangle.com/2012/10/23/take-a-stitch-tuesday-week-43-2/ Tutorial is in this thread... Additional tutorial here: http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/stitch/blanket-stitch/buttonhole-wheel-cup/

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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 10:30am

This week's stitch is the buttonhole wheel cup. I tried it twice with two strands of GAST and the second step kept distorting the buttonhole wheel and the buttonhole stitch didn't "stand up" but rather formed a web inside the rim (see the picture on the left) so I switched to perle which managed to hold it's shape better:



The perle cotton "cup" is done with three rows of weaving and it looks sort of like an empty barnacle shell at an angle:

And does present a raised profile:

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Mon, 10-29-2012 - 9:22am

Week 43 highlights: http://pintangle.com/2012/10/29/tast-week-43-highlights/

And by the way, my not-so-hot GAST wheel? Sharon B says that a lot of the stitches work better in heavier threads like perle --- cotton floss just doesn't cut it when it comes to "substance", it appears!