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