For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 66

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 66

detail of hand embroidery band sampler

This ‘band is actually two bands. The first is of cable chain stitch and the second is a Triple Palestrina stitch

band of hand embroidery

Thread:

The cable chain is worked in a hand dyed  cotton (crochet thread), and the triple Palestrina is a hand dyed soft Danish cotton which feels and works up in a similar way to coton a broder and is matt. It is approximately the same thickness and weight as perle 8

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 threads

Size:

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.

Date:

This section of the sampler is dated 1996 – Jan 1998

Sampler FAQ and back story
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