Introducing Section 26 on the For Love of Stitching Band Sampler

Introducing Section 26 on the For Love of Stitching Band Sampler

needlework sampler of hand embroidery

Band 352 was the end of the crazy quilted section of the sampler and we return to a more regular format with section 26.

Section 26 was finished in November 2007 just as Labour won the election. I stitched the last comment as I watched the broadcast of the count from the National Tally room.

As you can see the sampler was worked on a piece of  27cnt evenweave fabric produced by Zweigart, called Linda. In Australia this is a relatively common evenweave needlework fabric and cheaper than Linen. It also has more body than linen and this why many people like it. I have moods with it. Linen is my absolute favourite fabric but sometimes I am in the mood for Linda.

Many of the threads in this section were hand dyed by me using procion dyes. On a quick glance I would say most of them are cotton.

The whole sampler consists of combinations of stitches that can be used in crazy quilting. In fact that was the aim of this sampler. 

Over the next couple of weeks I will talk about each band of this piece which I think crazy quilters will enjoy seeing it as I am sure it will provoke lots of ideas.

Please note

In this series of small articles, I do not be discuss or cover aspects of design as often these are what I teach in my classes.  I try not to duplicate what is on my blog in my classes. Some of the bands in sampler are used to illustrate points I make in the class. Since many of my classes are about applying design, these bands taken out of context do not, I feel give away the contents of the class.


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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