If you're wondering what this is all about, you can read the TAST Week 1 post here. This week the challenge is the buttonhole stitch. I managed to both practice it on my "temari sampler" (above) and complete a finished temari using exclusively the buttonhole stitch (below).
Click here to view the complete post about & see more photos of the finished buttonhole temari, "What I Don't Understand."
Below are my first practice stitches, and some variations of stitches that are in the buttonhole family. I like this stitch; again the temari as a canvas presents unique challenges, particularly adjusting the tension of the stitches correctly so as not to pull the threads too much, and obviously I need lots of practice.
|buttonhole wheel fail - looks like a nautilus|
|attempt at feather stitch|
|rosette of thorns|
|up and down buttonhole|