Sunday, May 1, 2011

Frilled buttonhole flowers

I've made a few flowers and a leaf using frilled buttonhole stitch method.The tutorial for frilled buttonhole stitch is given here.I would like to explain on how I've made the flowers.Flowers A,B,E and F were made using Anchor Pearl Cotton no:8 thread.For the rest, I've used the six-strand embroidery floss.For flowers A and B, the buttonhole knots were made at the tip of the petals.

For flowers D and E, after step 3, bring the needle into the fabric and come up at A.Pull through.The knots were made from the base to the tip, cover the whole tip and down at the other side till you reach back to the base.

The petals for flowers F and G were made continuously.After you've finished all the petals, then only make the knots, again continuously till the end.After that, stitch the second layer and third.When made with pearl cotton thread, it will give a lace-like effect.Six-strand thread gives crochet-like flowers.When stitching the rose, make sure the base is very close to each other and allow some distance at the tip to form the knots.

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  1. Found your approach very innovative. Keep it up.

  2. I can't remember if I hit the publish button so I'm posting again. :-)

    I love crocheting roses and look forward to learning this way of embroidering them.

    Thank you for your tutorials. They are inspiring.


  3. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!