12 January 2007

Buttonhole stitch for TAST

This was fun and easy. I´m not a fan of buttonhole stitch, well not a fan of most straight stitches, as I like to work in curves, free meandering lines and such. This way of using Buttonhole was inspired by the german textile artist Hildegard Braatz. I tried to find some pictures of her works on the net, but without success. So sorry, no links. She does beautiful contemporary art quilts but also small handstitched pieces.

8 comments:

Vicki said...

Darned cool effect from a simple stitch!

Sarah said...

Looks great, and I love the thread you chose - really great contrast with your fabric!

Kristin La Flamme said...

Definitely one for the "less is more" category :-) It looks liek three overlapping ameobas to me!

Sue B said...

Nicely done! Love the colors in the thread and I like the background that you chose.

Amy said...

Very nice. I like to free form shape.

Conni said...

Very nice!

Beate said...

ich mag das sehr, was du mit diesem schönen stich machst

Susan said...

I like the effect - enhanced by the variegated thread. Looks very like a flower.

I found so many things that I could do with this stitch - some of which I'd done before, but many of which I hadn't.

The stitch I don't care for is the cretan. =) I'm sure we all have at least one.