For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 113

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 113

needlework sampler of hand embroidery
Like the previous section this is a self contained little unit I added to the strip. It is a highly textured area set against some pulled thread work and flat canvas stitches.


This area has a snake like line worked in casalguidi stitch which is surrounded withbullion knots, buttonhole wheel stitch, cast on stitch, double cast on stitch, French knots, Oyster stitch, whipped spider’s wheel stitch,and woven spiders wheel stitch.

Wooden beads are liberally used throughout the piece.

The heavily textured area sits against areas of single faggot stitch which is on page 60 of Pulled Thread Embroidery by Moyra McNeill

needlework sampler of hand embroidery
Threads include DMC perle thread #5, and #8 a hand dyed mercerised cotton,cotton chenille, coton a broder, a hand dyed wool which is about the same weight as Appletons, a soft Danish cotton which feels and works up in a similar way to coton a broder and is matt with no sheen. Also there is hand dyed silk, rayon ribbon floss and hand dyed lampshade fringing which I unpulled and dyed.

All embroidery threads are hand dyed by me.

This section of my sampler is worked on 28 count linen
Procion cold water dyes for threads that consist of natural fibre such as the cotton, wool and silk threads and disperse dyes (also known as transfer dyes) on the synthetic threads such as lampshade fringing and knitting ribbon.


The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together to form one long strip. It currently measures 24.8 yards or 22.75 metres long and I have more bands to add.

Sampler FAQ
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page.

All posts in the series are in the category  the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.


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