Needlework Detail 617 on the For love of Stitching Band Sampler

Needlework Detail 617 on the For love of Stitching Band Sampler

section of hand embroidered needlework samplerThis is a detail of an area on section 45 of  The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. If you click on the sampler image you can see this area of stitching in context.

Stitches on this part of the sampler are:

On this part of the sampler I was experimenting with laid stitches and the patterns. I couched down a grid of threads that were knitting yarns. Then I used used basic cross stitches to hold them down.

On the grid on the left hand side of the photograph I worked Algerian Eye stitch in the squares of the grid.

hand embroidery detail on needlework sampler

The grid on the right hand side is a grid of 3 different threads. The first is a knitting yarn that has a metallic thread blended in it, the second is a blue metallic thread and the third is a  metallic yarn called Excel. You can see them better in the detail below.

In between the bead trail I have scattered, French knots and bullion knots in between the mix of beads which contain seed beads, bugle beads, round and ring spacer beads and heishi beads.


  • Hand dyed #5 perle cotton
  • Stranded cotton floss
  • Hand dyed cotton chenille
  • Hand dyed silk
  • Caron watercolours  1 strand of #5 perle cotton
  • A metallic thread called Arista produced by Anchor
  • A metallic yarn called Excel
  • Hand dyed wool

hand embroidery detail on needlework samplerFabric:

Patched hand dyed evenweave needlework fabrics. I used Procion dyes to dye the background


This section of the sampler was worked in late 2009.


The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and consists of different strips of fabric which are stitched together to form one long strip. It currently measures 96 feet 5 inches (2,938.78 centimetres), or  32.138 yards which is 29.3878 meters. It is still growing…

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