For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 436

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 436

hand embroidery band sampler detail
This band of stitching on Section 32 of the For Love of Stitching Band Sampler  is based on a foundation of 3 rows of herringbone. The top and bottom rows are tied and in the hills and valleys I have worked bullion roses in a hand dyed wool thread.

hand embroidery band sampler detail


Hand dyed cotton perle #5 and hand dyed wool


26 cnt linen


This section of the sampler was worked during April and May of 2008.


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
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All posts in the series are in the category  the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.


  1. This is a question about the stitches you demonstrated for 2010 & before. Are they archived somewhere. I havent found them early and can't afford the ink to print them out, plus with my MS i can't pratice everyday. So that's why I'm asking, and hoping, that they'll be keep up somewhere so I can make myself a needle stitch book, but I need a lot of time for that. Perhaps they're on your blog, I haven't looked yet, it just came to me. I really appreciate what you are teaching us. I learned how to do the basic outline stitch when I was 8 years hold, but nothing else, tho I've done miles of that stitch over the years.Now that I don't have that much time left in my life, I want to learn all the stsitches . If only there were do-overs. Couln't find a place to ask these questions right after your list of stitches so this was the closet comment place I found. Thanks Sharon for being you. Karen Carroll

    Karen Carroll
  2. I just made my first bullion rose! I very pleased I had never succeeded before. Being told they are the hardest to do, put me off. But after seeing the roses in this post, I went to the stitch dictionary and made one. The instructions are very good I think the key is holding the knot with your thumb as you are pulling the thread through. I think I gave up on trying bullions years ago because the book I had didn't say to hold the loops like this. It's so easy now! Thanks


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