Running stitches have been laced with a metallic thread and detached chain motifs have been worked in the spaces created by the pattern.
The straight stitches are worked in cotton the detached chain are hand dyed wool, and the straight stitches between them are worked in a hand dyed perle 8 cotton
Linda, 27cnt evenweave fabric produced by Zweigart.
This section of the sampler was worked in November 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.
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.
The laced running stitches create one of my favorite patterns – first saw it in Shay Pendray’s book, Inventive Needlework, in which she referred to it as Cloud Filling, using metal threads for a goldwork piiece. It is always helpful to see variations and the profound difference made by a change in threads. Your work is lovely.