For the Love of Stitching Sampler band 553

For the Love of Stitching Sampler band 553

hand embroidery - blackwork

This area is part of section 38 on the For Love of Stitching band sampler. As I explained when I introduced this section the sampler was stitched after the Victorian fires.  This band is adapted from a traditional blackwork pattern. Many people tragically lost their lives in these fires. I think the pattern speaks.

hand embroidery detail


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.


    1. Julie – just a quick little tip. If you go to the TAST FAQ page in the top tab you find a list of links at the bottom of that page that lists all the TAST stitches.


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