Needlework Detail 619 on the For love of Stitching Band Sampler

Needlework Detail 619 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:

This area is on the bottom part of the sampler. I had been experimenting with grids laid stitches. This time around I decided to explore simple horizontal lines.  I used basic couching and then worked a satin stitch over the couched threads.


The threads that are couched are a metallic yarn called Excel and the dark blue thread is stranded cotton floss. The sparkle of the couched thread shows through and just catches the light. Top be honest this section does not photograph well for that reason.

hand embroidery detail on needlework sampler


  • Stranded cotton floss
  • A metallic yarn called Excel


I used Procion dyes to dye a piece hand dyed tea towel linen.


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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