A closer look at details on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

sampler band 706 Herringbone Cretan + Arrow stitch I had fun experimenting on this particular area of my sampler. The middle is made up of 2 lines of herringbone Cretan stitch. The herringbone feet are very narrow and the beads cover it a little but it is an interesting variety of Cretan stitch. I worked it in a hand dyed perle #5 cotton and top and bottom border is made up of a variety of arrow stitch.

sampler band 703 Cretan stitch I was experimenting with varieties of Cretan stitch. On this band I changed the height of the arms. The row is worked in a hand dyed cotton perle #5. (You can tell which thread I reach for all the time)

sampler band 704 Cretan stitch This is a line of Cretan stitch worked closely and it is also worked using a hand dyed cotton perle #5.

sampler band 705 Crossed chain stitch and beadingThen I must have changed my mind or spotted this stitch in a book and decided to try it as the area is chained cross worked row upon row to form a pattern . The chain cross is stranded hand dyed variegated cotton and I added beads in the spaces between the stitches.

Needlework sampler section 51 aThese are close up details 703 to 706 that I worked on section 51 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler. If you are curious and want to know more about this section of the sampler click on the thumbnail. The sampler itself is only 6 inches wide but it is 96 feet 5 inches or 29.3878 meters long.

In this section of the sampler the fabric I used is a 25cnt evenweave linen and it was worked between June and December of 2010.

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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.

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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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