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


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


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


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

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