The photo below is a detail on section 49 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler.
These bands run vertically down the sampler but I have turned the photo on its side. These details are on the sampler created to celebrate the year of the Tiger.
From the top of the photo downwards the stitches used are couching using orange cotton perle # 5 secured with yellow thread.
I added some beads before working a coral knot in a hand dyed silk thread, followed by couching. The old gold silk thread was laid down in long stitches and secured using a red orange cotton perle # 5.
The bright yellow is Palestrina stitch and the bottom stitch in the photo graph is threaded chain stitch. I worked a line of chain stitch and laced it with a reddish orange hand dyed silk thread.
The foundation fabric is a hand dyed 18cnt Aida
This section of the sampler was worked February 2010.
This area on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler which is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and currently measures 96 feet 5 inches (2,938.78 centimetres), or 32.138 yards which is 29.3878 meters. It is still growing…
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