Section 38 of the For the Love of Stitching Sampler

section 38 of the for love of stitching band samplerSection 37 of  the For Love of Stitching Band Sampler was worked in  February of 2009 just after the Victorian Fires. The Fires made a huge impact on me at the time as in 2003 we came close to losing our home in the Canberra fires.

The  For Love of Stitching Band Sampler has grown or morphed into part free form sampler and part  journal sampler. At the time I felt the disaster had to be marked with a sampler so produced this.

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I used lots of textured stitches in this sampler. The embroidery threads are a mix of fibers. Most are wool, silk or perle cotton #5 and #8. It is worked on an evenweave 22 count fabric.

I hope over the next few weeks you enjoy seeing the close up details of this sampler as I write about it band by band.

Size:

The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together to form one long strip. It currently measures 24.8 yards or 22.75 metres long and I have more bands to add.

Sampler FAQ
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page.

Do you want to browse previous articles in the series? You can find them easily in the Love of Stitching Band Sampler category.

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4 Responses to Section 38 of the For the Love of Stitching Sampler

  1. Elmsley Rose says:

    What a beautiful (and thoughtful) piece…..

  2. Juno says:

    This is a very evocative piece, Sharon. I am thoroughly enjoying looking at your Sampler. Many thanks for sharing

  3. Faith says:

    I agree with Maria.

  4. Maria says:

    Although this marks a devastating event, this sample is exquisite. I adore how crisp and even the stitching looks, as well as the design and textures.

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