As I said yesterday the next section of the band sampler is free form and there are numerous stitches and threads used. It can’t be divided into into ‘bands ‘ as such but I will do the best I can and more of it will appear tomorrow.
Hand dyed wool, mercerised cotton, Danish cotton, and silk, were used in this section and they are all about the same weight and thickness as perle 5 DMC cotton.
The blue hairy thread is a novelty knitting yarn which I found to go through the fabric and I could work French knots using it.
All threads are hand dyed by me. The Danish cotton, mercerised cotton, silk and wool were purchased in bulk from weavers supplies.
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, wool and silk 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.