This motif is worked over a vintage ribbon. It is made up of flowers worked in padded detached chain stitch which is chain stitch worked over a small felt disk. I used a hand dyed perle #8 cotton thread. The stem of the flowers is represented using a textured knitting yarn that I couched into place then worked detached chain leaf shapes. Seed beads finished it off.
This section of the sampler was worked during 2007.
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.
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