For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 317

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 317


This motif is another that looks better if it not scaled up so large! The wings are made up of part  buttonhole wheel. The tufty body is Ghiordes Knot. In fact I had used this little section of the fabric as doodle to test this pattern when after a few years I rediscovered the stitch doodle and decided to make the rest into a sampler! So this little fellow is a stitch doodle


Wool, cotton and metallic sewing machine thread . 


Dress linen 


The sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and all sections are 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 during 2007.

The back story:

This series is documenting a long hand embroidered band sampler, which is still growing as I still stitch it. More about the band sampler are in the category For the Love of Stitching band sampler  

Other related posts

Introductory Post – how and why this sampler came to be made 

A few questions answered about fabric choice and width

Extending and backing the sampler

For the Love of Stitching Sampler Sections 1 and 23 and 4Section 5 ,  Section 6 ,  Section 7 ,  Section 8 Section 9Section 10Section 11 Section 12Section 13 and Sections 15-24


  1. Hi Sharon!…I have happily stumbled onto your wonderful blog!…Love it!…could you please tell me what is dress linen and where do you find it?…Thanks for your time…Blessings…Annie


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