This section of the band sampler is simple cross stitch and I found the bee motif online on a free sites Unfortunately I can’t find it again to link to it! I simply repearted the motif 3 times across the sampler.
A hand dyed soft Danish cotton which feels and works up in a similar way to coton a broder and is matt with no sheen. It is approximately the same thickness and weight as perle 12
This section of my sampler is worked on Aida
Procion cold water dyes for the 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 finished in November 2005.
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All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.
I’ve been waiting impatiently to see those bees close up. What a charming motif.
I love the Bees and the colour.