This row of stitching sits below the large crab motif (and actually needs to be pressed straight!) but you can still see what is happening. The band of stitching is a line of half Algerian Eye stitches that are offset as they are worked. The middle row is line of Four sided stitch.
A hand dyed silk the same thickness and weight as perle 8
This section of my sampler is worked on 26 count linen.
Procion cold water dyes for silk thread.
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 April 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.
Aida these stitches are really best on fabric that is an even weave the pulled stitches need a linen as the weave is loose enough to shift and ‘pull’ this creates holes and an alternative pattern to the thread. I see it as two patterns for the work of one! I have never had success on fabric like quilting cotton as the fabric is too tight a weave.
This is incredibly beautiful- again, as with so many of your things, I have to try it on needlepoint canvas. I think it would be very effective!! I’m glad to see you back in "high gear" again with work and the blog posts, etc.
This is a lovely band of stitching. Can these types of stitches be worked on tightly woven fabrics such as quilting cottons? Or will the fabric distort and pull too much?