This band illustrates experiments with buttonhole wheel, chain stitch, Cast on Stitch, Double cast on stitch, twisted chain stitch, Whipped Spider’s Wheel stitch, French knot, bullion knot, detached chain stitch, Palestrina knot, Oyster stitch and Basque knot
In this section DMC perle thread 3, 5, and 8 is used. Also DMC floss a hand dyed wool which is about the same weight as Appletons, mercerised cotton, cotton chenille, cotton (crochet thread), Danish cotton silk, knitting yarn and ribbon floss.
The Danish cotton, mercerised cotton, silk and wool were purchased in bulk from a weavers supplier.
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.