Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler detail 701 and 702

Needlework sampler section 51 aBelow are 2 details from section 51 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler. If you are curious and want to know more about this part of the sampler click on the thumbnail.

Size, Date and Fabric 

This strip of the sampler was worked between June and December of 2010 on 25cnt evenweave linen

The whole sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and 96 feet 5 inches or 29.3878 meters long. The backstory is on Sampler FAQ page.

Stitches and thread used

This detail is a variety of Cretan stitch. I first lay down a foundation row of stitches that had a pattern of 2 large wide stitches and then 2 small stitches. I worked them in hand dyed wool.  Next I laced them with a thread called bunka. It is called bunka thread but it actually a fine cord. You often find commercial tassels and fringing made out of it. It is very soft and has a lovely drape which means you can easily stitch with it.

Needlework Sampler detail

The next band on the sampler is another experiment. Once again I worked a row of Cretan stitch then I buttonholed the bars of every second unit. It was fun to do and I think would look good with a bead in the middle of each U shape.

Needlework Sampler detail

 

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Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler detail 698, 699 and 700

Needlework sampler section 51 aThese are 3 details on section 51 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler. Click on the thumbnail of the sampler if you are curious about it.

Size, Date and Fabric 

The whole sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and 96 feet 5 inches or 29.3878 meters long. You can read about it on the the Sampler FAQ page.

The fabric is a 25cnt evenweave linen and this section was worked between June and December of 2010.

This detail is two lines of Cretan stitch. It is a very simple variation that even new hands to embroidery can do. The first row was worked wide with the arms spaced quite far apart. I used a hand dyed wool. The second line is cotton and worked smaller with the arms sitting in the spaces created by the first line. The cotton forms an interesting ridge.

Needlework Sampler detail

The next detail is crossed chain with French knots between each cross.

Needlework Sampler detail

Detail 670 is a line of herringbone that I tied once with green cotton perle. I left lots of space between each stitch as I knew I wanted to add a row of Cretan stitch. This is worked in yellow silk and tied twice with green cotton perle. I then added a fan of detached chain stitches to the top of each herringbone.

Needlework Sampler detail

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