Detail 666 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

This detail is worked in perle #5 cotton and silk thread. It is a row of Stepped thread running stitch which has been laced with hand dyed silk thread. Either side of that is a line of chevron cretan stitch worked in perle #5 cotton thread. I then added beads.

Detail on Hand Embroidery Needlework Sampler


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


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…

Sampler FAQ
If you want to know more about this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page or you can work back through the series of articles by reading them in the the Love of Stitching Band Sampler category.

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2 Responses to Detail 666 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

  1. Angelika says:

    Hello Sharon – what thread do you use to secure beads on your embroidery?
    Greetings from Houston

    • sharonb says:

      Angelika to be honest any thread at hand
      I know what I am supposed to use but I often just use quilters cotton

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