Buttonhole and Bullion Picot Edge

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Specific Usage


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Work as for an ordinary Buttonhole Edge stitch until a picot is required, then hold the thread with the left thumb and twist the thread several times around the needle. Still holding the thread securely, pull the working thread until the twisted threads are close to the Buttonhole Edge stitch, then make a Buttonhole Edge stitch into the last loop.


For diagrams, see Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 110.

Bibliographic Sources

Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 110.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 177.