As I mentioned yesterday this next section is dated 1996 – Jan 1998
The first band is raised chain stitch. Being the first band, raised and on the edge of the sampler it is a bit worse for wear. As I explained yesterday this sampler was used to demonstrate stitches for The Young Stitchers group at the local branch of the Embroiderers Guild which I co-ordinated at the time. It got a lot of handling by small but enthusiastic hands.
DMC perle thread 3, 5 and a hand dyed cotton, which is the same weight and thickness as DMC perle 5. The foundation thread was worked in DMC perle thread 3 and the bars and the chain stitch was worked in the finer thread.
This section of the sampler is worked on tea towel linen which is not quite an even weave.
Procion cold water dyes for the cotton thread
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.
Wow, you have gone through a lot of stitches in the week I have been on holiday, without internet access! Very inspiring. Actually a lot of the stitches coming up look like ones we looked at in PLOS, which by the way was also very inspiring and also instructive.
I managed a little stitching while away, I will try to post on my blog tomorrow.