For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 47

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 47

People usually delight in this band when they spot it. These butterfly motifs are made of an arrangement of 3  detached chain stitches which are used for the wings and the body of the butterfly is worked in a  bullion knot. There are all sorts of variations to be created with this ‘stitch’ you can have upper and lower wings, fine and heavy wings etc. It is lots of fun to play with.


Hand dyed rayon ribbon floss  for the wings and black perle thread 12 for the body

All embroidery threads are 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 the rayon ribbon floss


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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