This first row of stitching in theFor the Love of stitching Sampler Section 6 is a canvas work stitch, listed as Condensed Mosaic in The Embroidery Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden (page 154)
A hand dyed baby knitting wool
This section of my sampler is worked on 26 count linen.
A mix of procion dyes and disperse dye (also known as transfer dyes) as the baby wool was a mix of wool and acrylic fibre.
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 May 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.