Detached Buttonhole Stitch is worked to create hook eyelets and
decorative raised thread patterns. It can be worked over foundation
threads or ribbons. This stitch is often used in cut out work to link
two patterns together. The finished stitch makes a long bar of
embroidery. It is also called the buttonhole bar.
With this stitch you practically a layer of fabric is constructed to
add texture or high relief to a pattern. This stitch is used in needle
lace and Stump work.The thread or the ribbon is first formed into a loop
on the fabric. The stitch is then worked like a normal buttonhole stitch
on the thread and not piercing the fabric at any point except at the end
of the stretch. These stitches should be worked closely together and for
the best results.