Thank you everyone for your well wishes. It’s not s serious bug just a winter cold/flu and I am almost on the mend.
The detail below is an area on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler. It is part of section 46 which is a free form embroidery with an Australian theme. You can read more about it in the article where I introduced section 46 or click on the sampler for a larger view and to be taken to the article
Stitches and items Used:
Chain stitch, French knots, cross stitch buttonhole wheels, bullion knots, 3 buttons off a workmans shirt and beads
- perle thread #3, #5, and #8.
- stranded cotton floss
- coton a broder,
- hand dyed wool which is about the same weight as Appletons,
- hand dyed Danish cotton which feels and works up in a similar way to coton a broder and has little sheen
- linen thread
Patched cotton fabrics.
This section of the sampler was worked in late 2009.
This area is a section in my Love of Stitching Band Sampler which is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and currently measures 96 feet 5 inches (2,938.78 centimetres), or 32.138 yards which is 29.3878 meters. It is still growing…
If you want to know more and read the full story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page or you can work back through the series of articles by reading them in the the Love of Stitching Band Sampler category.
This is a good combination of stitches, patches, seams and buttons. Love the mix of Buttonhole wheels and French Knots.
Thank you for showing a closer more detailed photograph. I also appreciate the list of materials/stitches you used.