This area of stitching was worked using a number of highly textured stitches and pulled stitches. In it you will find bullion knots, buttonhole wheel stitch, cast on stitch, double cast on stitch, drizzle stitch, French knots, whipped spider’s wheel alongside beads of various shapes and sizes.
The leaves are edged with whipped chain stitch.
The pulled stitches are single faggot stitch, wave stitch, diagonal cross filling, four sided stitch and an experiment with wave stitch. Apart from my experiment with wave stitch all these pulled stitches can be found in Pulled Thread Embroidery by Moyra McNeill (as a side note this book is my favourite reference for all pulled thread embroidery stitches)
Numerous threads were used most hand dyed by me. DMC perle thread #5, and #8, mercerised cotton, hand dyed cotton chenille, coton a broder, wool, a soft Danish cotton, and three types of hand dyed silk.
This section of my sampler is worked on 26 count linen
Procion cold water dyes for threads.
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
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.