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 .
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