For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 346


Detail:

This line of stitching runs along the of some vintage ribbon. It is a small design worked in hand dyed cotton thread and made up of French knots and straight stitches.

Date:

This section of the sampler was worked during 2007.

 

Size:

 

The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together to form one long strip. It currently measures 24.8 yards or 22.75 metres long and I have more bands to add.

 

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For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 345

Detail

This motif is worked over a vintage ribbon. It is made up of flowers worked in padded detached chain stitch which is chain stitch worked over a small felt disk. I used a hand dyed perle #8  cotton thread. The stem of the flowers  is represented using a textured knitting yarn that I couched into place then worked detached chain leaf shapes. Seed beads finished it off.

Date:

This section of the sampler was worked during 2007.

Size:

The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together to form one long strip. It currently measures 24.8 yards or 22.75 metres long and I have more bands to add.

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For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page.

All posts in the series are in the category  the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.


For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 344

Detail

This seam is embellished with half buttonhole wheels worked hand dyed in perle #8 thread.

Date:

This section of the sampler was worked during 2007.

 

Size:

 

The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together to form one long strip. It currently measures 24.8 yards or 22.75 metres long and I have more bands to add.

 

Sampler FAQ
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page.

 

All posts in the series are in the category  the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.


For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 343

The detail

When ever people look at  section 25  of the For Love of Stitching band sampler the area people notice first is the praying mantis. I saw a pattern in Inspirations 36 (page 63). I did not have a single thread that was recommended so I decided to adjust the design accordingly. In the end it ended up that I pretty well re-designed it!

I thought you might like to see the journal page I did associated with it. I went online and looked at photos of praying mantis. One photo that made the beastie look too fat and another that made the poor thing look to thin and evil. One had a long wing the other had a shorter wing. I decided that obviously different types of praying mantis have different proportions so that a little artistic license was not going to ruin my fellow.

I made my thread choices and noted them next to samples. As I stitched I noted what stitches I used and a photo of the final beastie was included on the page. I also made notes for improving him. I think he is too large and next time I would angle the body higher so he looks like he is sitting up looking at you more.

Date:

This section of the sampler was worked during 2007.

 

Size:

 

The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together to form one long strip. It currently measures 24.8 yards or 22.75 metres long and I have more bands to add.

 

Sampler FAQ
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page.

 

All posts in the series are in the category  the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.