For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 41

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 41

The first row in this band is twisted chain stitch. The second and third rows are made up of  herringbone stitch and French knots used to couch down some hand dyed ribbon


Rayon ribbon floss for the twisted chain stitch.

A hand dyed mercerised cotton which is about the same weight as perle 8 was used for the herringbone and French knots.


This section of the sampler is worked on tea towel linen which is not quite an even weave.


Procion cold water dyes for the threads and disperse dyes (also known as transfer dyes) on the synthetic satin 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
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.


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    Elizabeth Almond

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