This band illustrates experiments with knotted Cretan stitch
The first row is worked in a hand dyed Danish cotton which was purchased in bulk from a supplier of weaving thread. The second row is a hand dyed crochet cotton.
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 dye.
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.
Lynne thanks for the link. I love the freeform and contemporary style
Your work is truly amazing.You are a great motivator too.All the very best wishes.
After seeing your band sampler earlier,I joined the TAST challenge on stitchin fingers and started working on my stitches as band sampler.
Hi Sharon, have you seen this blog which has an interesting variation on the idea of a band sampler? See here http://pamgarrison.typepad.com/pamgarrison/2009/01/bewitched-by-stitching-aka-its-all-rebeccas-fault.html
and also the blog entry that inspired it
I love the term creative swipe!