Detail 664 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

Sampler section 50
Today I have a detail from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler

Stitches Used

In this area using a rayon thread, I laid down a pattern of lines in running stitch. I  then laced thickish metallic braid through. This created a secondary pattern of spaces which I added bugle beads to. Since running stitch is one of the easiest stitches to learn and lacing it is just as easy this is an ideal pattern for beginners. My tip would be to use a cotton thread however as for new hands to embroidery rayon can be frustrating.

Detail on Hand Embroidery Needlework SamplerDate:

This section of the sampler was worked between March and May 2010.

Size:

This area is a section in 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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2 Responses to Detail 664 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

  1. Anneliese says:

    It is looking very interesting and …..beautiful, moreover.

  2. Cindi says:

    I struggle with Rayon threads but I think I can handle it in running stitch and dress it up like this. What a great tip. Thanks!