This area of stitching is a cluster of experiments in Algerian Eye stitch and variations. It is contrasted with a few Rhodes stitch and straight stitches worked on a diagonal to fill in odd blocks.
Threads used in this sample are all hand dyed and include. wool, silk, perle cotton, mercerised cotton, coton a broder, and a hand dyed soft Danish cotton
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
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All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.
Rete I googled Rhodes stitch for you and came up with this
Thanks for the compliments everyone They are nice to wake up to!
I love the variety here. I don’t think it would have occurred to me to intersperse doubled blocks of threads. I can see so much of what you’ve taught us about design elements at work here.
Sharon, I really love this little section. I usually use a spiral notebook with grid paper in it for jotting down notes, making grocery lists, that sort of thing. I also fill them with doodles – many of them based on or referenced with the grid. When my notebooks are full, I tear out all but the pages with interesting thoughts and doodles. I’m always thinking of how to translate some of these doodles and designs to other media so this sampler section is particularly inspiring!
Sharon I love how you use needlepoint – the collection of different threads and their colours are wonderful. I find this a most inspiring band. Thankyou for sharing.
Just a note I have been using needlepoiint for a biscornu on 16 count Aida and that is difficult enough for my eyes – this is amazing work on 26 count!.
What is a Rhodes stitch? I didn’t see it in your stitch dictionary. Thanks! Love seeing all your projects!