This band illustrates a couching experiments with buttonhole stitch. Buttonhole is holding a ribbon in place.
A hand dyed mercerised cotton, which is about the same weight as perle thread 8
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
Disperse dyes (also known as transfer dyes) on the synthetic ribbon.
All samples are 15 cm (6 inches) wide and stitched together in one long band sampler.
The sampler is currently 44 ft 5 inches or 533 inches (1353.83 centimetres) or 14.8 yards (13.53 metres) long and still being added to.
This section of the sampler is dated 1996 – Jan 1998
Sampler FAQ and back story
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All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.
Hi Julie –
I will try to give instructions but it will have to wait until the next time I do a dye run as here in Australia it is the start of the school year next week and life will get busy for me.
That said if you do a search using a google about using procion dyes you will find plenty of information online. I don’t do anything fancy – in fact I very slap dash
Im working a sampler and love your work ,just wondered if you could give some instructions on how you dye your cotton threads thank you very much julie