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.