The photo below is a detail on section 49 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler.
I have turned the photo on its side as these bands run vertically down the sampler. These details are on the bottom right hand side of the sampler created to celebrate the year of the Tiger.
From the top of the photo downwards, first I worked a line of chain stitch and laced it with a reddish orange hand dyed silk thread.
Next is running stitch whipped with the same hand dyed silk thread.
I then added a line of beads before working a fine line of herringbone in a cotton thread.
Once again I used the old gold silk thread and laid it down in long stitches and then secured using a red orange cotton perle # 5. Technically this is a form of couching.
The last line of stitches is also couching using crossed stitches worked in yellow cotton perle # 5 to secure the foundation thread.
The foundation fabric is a hand dyed 18cnt Aida
This section of the sampler was worked February 2010.
This area on 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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