For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 37

This band illustrates a line of  Cretan stitch.   Thread: A hand dyed cotton crochet thread which is about the same thickness as perle 5 thread. Fabric: This section of the sampler is worked on tea towel linen which is not quite an even weave. Dyes: Procion cold water dyes for the thread. Size: …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 36

This band actually illustrates experiments with three stitches. The top line consists of two rows of   buttonhole  stitch,  which is followed by  whipped chain stitch. The last line is up and down buttonhole stitch. Thread: For the buttonhole stitch I used a hand dyed cotton the same weight as perle 5. For the chain stitch …