I have more close up details from my hand embroidery sampler to share today
For those who do pulled thread embroidery I am sure you will recognise Ringed back stitch in band 736. I worked it using a hand dyed silk thread. Since Ringed back stitch is a pattern based on back stitch it is was easy to give a traditional whitework stitch a contemporary twist by using colour.
The next sample is also a and adaption of this stitch. If you peer closely ring back stitch has little diamond formed in between the rings where as this variety has little squares. It is bound to have a name as I am sure lots of stitchers before me have done this. I probably even have notes about it somewhere but I cant find them and I did not make a note in studio journal about it.
The next little strip of stitching is a line of Algerian eye stitches and 6 satin stitches that are worked over two threads. I pulled the Algerian eyelets and probably poked a knitting needle into the central holes to emphasise them more. I worked it using the same hand dyed silk thread as I used in the sample s above. It is silk that is approximately the same thickness as cotton perle #8.
The next sample is very easy stitch as it is threaded running stitch. In other words it is rows of running stitch that I have laced different threads through.
The last band is another example of me adding a little journal element to my sampler. We had been in drought a very long time and the dams had been very low. This was a celebration as they reached a capacity of 65%. Dams at this level meant that we could water our gardens. So I stitched it on my sampler using a cotton perle #8 thread I worked the letters in back stitch.
These close up details of my hand embroidery sampler are part of an on going series of articles. The sampler is only 6 inches wide but it is 96 feet 5 inches or 29.3878 meters long you can read about why it came about and how it developed on the Sampler FAQ page