A hand dyed cotton (crochet thread) was used for the foundation running stitches
These were laced first with ribbon floss. Beads were added to fill in the spaces and add a little extra.
Band 5 is situated below the signature which is worked in stem stitch using hand dyed cotton (crochet thread)
This section of the sampler is a dress linen which is not quite an even weave, hand painted with procion cold water dyes.
Procion cold water dyes for the cotton threads
All samples are 15 cm (6 inches) wide and stitched together in one long band sampler.
Sampler FAQ and back story
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All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.