Previously buttonhole stitch was a stitch that I could take or leave (and mostly leave)- all of a sudden there just seem to be so many interesting versions to try.
The latest - Italian Buttonhole Insertion
#12 Finca perle cotton and two scraps of lugano were all I needed tosample this one. The spacing is 1/4 of an inch. The specially designed "insertion papers" help and hinder the stitching. Hopefully I will manage to do without eventually.
I love this insertion stitch but then I think any insertion is magical. I have a pair of satin pyjamas from my mother's trousseau , circa 1936, with the lovliest peter pan collar with its rouleau edge applied with faggoting, I think. Amazing handwork!
Yes I know that this week's stitch is Cretan and I do intend to try it. However there is another buttonhole version to try first. Only one?