Today’s image actually illustrated two lines of stitching on my sampler. The first line is a row of Portuguese knotted stem stitch.
The second row is threaded arrow stitch
The Portuguese knotted stem stitch is worked in a hand dyed high gloss silk.
The threaded arrow stitch has a foundation of hand dyed cotton the same weight and thickness as perle 8 and it is laced with hand dyed lampshade fringing thread.
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 and silk
Disperse dyes (also known as transfer dyes) on the synthetic threads such as the lampshade fringing thread
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.