For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 3

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 3


A variety of Laced Triple Running stitch. I started this sampler with a triple running stitch and laced it first with a chenille knitting yarn. The next lacing was done with bunka thread which is a fine cord.

I don’t think this band is particularly successful. There are a 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

Hand dyed cotton chenille yarn was used for the lacing. It is quite thick as it is a knitting yarn approximately equal to 8 ply.

Hand dyed bunka thread


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 used on the cotton and chenille thread.

Disperse dyes (also known as transfer dyes) used on the bunka


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. It is interesting how some weavings are more fluid than others. I love the individual threads, especially the fat chenille and I also like the chainette-type thread. I love the colors. But for me this sample has a slightly jumbled or chaotic feel to it. Maybe because the texture of these two threads especially seem to compete for the eye’s attention? It’s definitely a unique effect.

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