For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 99

  This band of stitching  is created by first working a row of half Algerian eye stitch then working tow rows of  straight stitch along the edge. The first row of straight stitch is wider than than the other. Thread: The half algerian eye and is worked in hand dyed mercerised cotton. …

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Stitches: This seam is embellished with ric-rac, beads and buttons. The ric-rac has a metallic weave in it so I attached it with  straight stitches worked in a metallic thread. These stitches were further embellished with little gold beads.  I also have a cluster buttons near by  Thread: DMC  metallic thread. Placement and Foundation Fabric: This seam is …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 98

This band of stitching is actually a canvas work stitch which is like an alternating Scotch stitch. A line of stitching is worked diagonally downwards and facing right and another line of stitching is worked diagonally downwards facing left. I have used two different threads and enjoyed the contrast of …

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Stitches: This seam is embellished with a line of  buttonhole  stitch, worked at different levels to add interest Thread: DMC perle thread #5. Placement and Foundation Fabric: This seam is between piece 1 and piece 2.   What is the story? This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered …