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Sampler section 50This detail is part of my my freeform hand embroidery sampler that I call the Love of Stitching Band Sampler. It  is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and currently measures 96 feet 5 inches or 29.3878 meters long. It is still growing…  This is area is on  section 50. For more details about this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page.

This detail is made up of pulled cross stitches and fargo silk ribbon roses. If you want to know how to work them I have a tutorial on how to stitch a silk ribbon fargo rose here

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Sampler section 50This area on  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler is where I experimented with a popular pulled thread embroidery stitch.  This is wave stitch but I did not pull it too hard (so I am not sure that means it is still a pulled thread stitch).  I interspersed it with seed beads. The linen is 25 cnt and the thread is a hand dyed silk that has the same thickness as cotton perle #8.

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The next detail records a trip to Sydney as we took a little holiday.

freeform needlework sampler

Size:

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…

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Sampler section 50This is another close detail from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler 

which is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and  96 feet 5 inches  or   29.3878 meters long. It is still growing… I am not an obsessive or anything…

This is an example of pattern darning and I have used different threads. The top few rows is the pattern worked in  hand dyed crochet cotton, followed by stranded cotton floss, then some metallic thread, hand dyed silk, hand dyed wool and then the lower darker band is cotton.

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Sampler section 50Today I have a detail from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler

The thumbnail will lead you to an article  about this section of my   Love of Stitching Band Sampler which is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and currently measures 96 feet 5 inches  29.3878 meters long. It is still growing….

This is a very small area of hand dyed 25 cnt linen that I  worked some half diamond eye stitches on then edged them in back stitch and straight stitch. The thread is hand dyed cotton perle #8. The triangles are a strange plastic non shine bead like thing. I have no idea where I got them or what they are for but they seamed to fit!

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This detail is also worked on hand painted linen. It is made up of chain stitch, twisted chain stitch and I think the last ring Palestrina. I can not tell and my notes do not tell me either!

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

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