The buttonhole wheel cup adds great texture and a little height. You start with a buttonhole wheel ...
and then work a detached buttonhole stitch around the edge of the circle.
If you use fewer stitches around the edge, the buttonhole wheel curls up a bit - like a cup.
See those little puffs in with the french knots?
They're actually french knots also, but done with a new to me embroidery thread that's becoming one of my favorites - it's velvet! I can think of all kinds of cool ways to use this ....
I also used it with the feather stitch.
Well - off to another day of working on the chicken run and stealing a few moments for embroidery!
Happy Creating! Deborah