Buttonhole Wheel Cup Stitch

The challenge stitch this week for Take a Stitch Tuesday is a combination of buttonhole wheel and detached buttonhole stitches.  It ends up with a heavily textured stitch that stands away from the fabric.  I really like the way it looks and it was fun and easy to stitch.

The heart shaped wheel is stitched in variegated pearl cotton #5 and the detached collar in a heavier pearl #3.  The new stitching has been added to the same spirit figure as some previous TAST stitches.  This time I’ve included a picture of the head that will go on the doll.  He was made in a needle felting program from a while back with my doll club.  He’s been hanging on my design wall for a couple of years patiently waiting his turn.  Soon it will be his time to shine.

The needle felting was kind of fun, but after making five heads, I decided I would rather sew than needle felt.

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6 Responses to Buttonhole Wheel Cup Stitch

  1. Queeniepatch says:

    I love the simple heart you made and how the doll is gradually taking form.

  2. It’s always worth experimenting with these techniques, isn’t it!

  3. Jeannette says:

    Your buttonhole wheel cup looks terrific as a heart and your needle felted head looks fabulous!

  4. Faith says:

    I like the heart. I didn’t think of any shape other than circles, but now I have some ideas to try out.
    Love the doll, too.

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