Detail 665 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

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

Stitches Used

This is a section of pattern darning  which is just a form of running stitch arranged in patterns. I used hand dyed rayon thread on hand dyed linen. I enjoyed regularity of it yet seeing the effects the changing colours of the thread.

Detail on Hand Embroidery Needlework Sampler

Date:

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

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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Detail 664 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

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

Stitches Used

In this area using a rayon thread, I laid down a pattern of lines in running stitch. I  then laced thickish metallic braid through. This created a secondary pattern of spaces which I added bugle beads to. Since running stitch is one of the easiest stitches to learn and lacing it is just as easy this is an ideal pattern for beginners. My tip would be to use a cotton thread however as for new hands to embroidery rayon can be frustrating.

Detail on Hand Embroidery Needlework SamplerDate:

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

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…

Sampler FAQ
If you want to know more about this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page or you can work back through the series of articles by reading them in the the Love of Stitching Band Sampler category.

Detail 663 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

Sampler section 50
The detail below is an area on section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler.

Fabric:

The fabric started life as a placemat. I discovered it in a secondhand charity shop stained and unloved. Since it was linen I first tried to dye it but in the end cut away the stains and incorporated it into my patchwork sampler foundation fabric.

hand embroidery detail on needlework sampler

Stitches Used

This is pattern darning worked in rayon thread. Using rayon is not recommended for new hands as this thread misbehaved. I tried every trick I knew dampening as I worked, I stuck it in the freezer and steamed and all sorts! By the end of this area I decided that embroidery threads should not be so difficult to use and I would never buy rayon again as we were no longer friends. I did enjoy adding the beads however. In fact I have never met a bead I did not like!

hand embroidery detail on needlework samplerDate:

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

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…

Sampler FAQ
If you want to know more about this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page or you can work back through the series of articles by reading them in the the Love of Stitching Band Sampler category.

Detail 661 and 662 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

Sampler section 50
I have two details to share with you today. Both are from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler.

Stitches Used

The first detail  is possibly one of the best beginner stitches of the pulled thread group as Wave stitch is quick easy to count and worked in lines across the fabric. The thread I used was a cotton stranded floss.  

hand embroidery detail on needlework sampler

Detail 662

hand embroidery detail on needlework sampler

Detail 662 is made up of blocks of Vandyke stitch to which I added plastic beads to.

Date:

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

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…

Sampler FAQ
If you want to know more about this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page or you can work back through the series of articles by reading them in the the Love of Stitching Band Sampler category.