This band is a mix of stitches that can be used to create flower motifs. In the sample you can see experiments with bullion knot, buttonhole wheel stitch, Cretan stitch, detached chain stitch, French knot, and woven spiders wheel
There are a mix of threads used in this sample. They include DMC perle thread 8. Hand dyed cotton and silk.
A hand dyed wool which is about the same weight as Appletons, and a hand dyed Danish cotton which feels and works up in a similar way to coton a broder. Silk ribbon and a thread that has a metallic thread running through it.
The Danish cotton, mercerised cotton, silk and wool were purchased in bulk from a weavers supplier and hand dyed by me.
This section of the sampler is worked on tea towel linen which is not quite an even weave.
Procion cold water dyes for threads that consist of natural fibre such as the cotton, wool and silk
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.
Oooh, eye candy. That is so beautiful.