For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 73

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 73

This row of stitching is two bands of hemstitch which is on page 130 of The Embroidery Stitch Bible  by Betty Barnden. It is listed as spoke stitch in this book but I feel sure that most people who do drawn thread embroidery know it as Hem stitch.

The bottom row of hem stitch is offset by one thread and it caused this zig zag pattern of threads


DMC perle thread #8.


The piece is worked on a scrap of furnishing fabric that I discovered in a swatch book from a soft furnishing and curtain shop here in Canberra. It was a bone colour and I dyed the fabric on one of those dyeing days when everything gets tipped into the pot.


Procion cold water dyes for the fabric


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 was worked in February 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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