For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 82

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For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 82

This band was made by working  threaded running stitch in different threads. 


The  foundation rows of running stitch were worked in hand dyed cotton threads that had the same thickness as perle #8 thread. I then threaded the rows with different threads.  Working from the top down:

3 lines of A hand dyed soft Danish cotton which feels and works up in a similar way to coton a broder and is matt with no sheen. It is approximately the same thickness and weight as perle 8

2 lines of hand dyed cotton (crochet thread)

3 lines of hand dyed cotton

3 lines of textured boucle cotton/rayon mix

1 line hand dyed mulberry silk

3 lines of hand dyed cotton

1 line of textured boucle wool

3 lines of high sheen silk

2 lines of hand dyed  rayon ribbon floss

All embroidery threads are hand dyed by me.


This section of my sampler is worked on 26 count linen which has been hand painted with procion cold water dyes.


Procion cold water dyes were used for both thread and foundation 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 March 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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