For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 2

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 2


A variety of Laced triple running stitch and laced it with rayon ribbon floss and cotton thread.

There are a good few ways to lace and thread running stitch some of which are listed in my stitch dictionary at the time (1996) I was exploring what could be done.


Hand dyed cotton (crochet thread) for the running stitches

Rayon ribbon floss and hand dyed cotton (crochet thread)  used for the lacing.


The first section is Linen. It is a dress linen which is not quite an even weave, hand painted with procion cold water dyes.


Procion cold water dyes


All samples are 15 cm (6 inches) wide and stitched together in one long band sampler.


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


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


  1. MichelleMermaid
    Most stiches are in my dictionary and so far are linked to directions that are in my stitch dictionary – in this case it is simply lacing and the close up photograph I think explains what I did. I don’t plan of writing a tutorial a day on them as it would turn in to far too much work and not get done remember the sampler is over 33ft long!

    Sharon B
  2. Carlespatch
    You asked if I had any objections if you started another sampler to try out my stitches- I don’t object in the least as although I am using the blog to get a job done that I have wanted to do in t long time I am perfectly happy for people to use the bands as a jumping off spot or simply to copy if they wish. Some bands are more successful than others. But that is no problem as people can learn from my mistakes!

    Sharon B
  3. Happy New Year Sharon and friends, I did not use my computer until today, so I missed so much. The sampler is wonderful, getting to see each one will be a treat. The more I see of the simple stitching I just enjoy them and wish I were a lot younger! then I could attempt one too. Instead I am going to take my squigles and start making a book, simular to my Katrina book. That way they will be in some form other then boxes, See you tomorrow. Rene

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