The photo below is a detail on section 49 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler.
I have turned the photo on its side as these bands run vertically down the sampler. These details can be seen below the tiger
All of these stitches are beginner stitches. I love returning again and again to the simple stitches. From the top of the photo downwards, first I worked a line of chevron stitch using a cotton floss thread .
Next is line of buttonhole worked in a cotton perle # 5 thread.
I then added a line of beads before working a line of couching, securing stranded cotton floss with a yellow thread that was also stranded cotton floss..
The last line of stitches is also couching using straight stitches in yellow cotton perle # 5 to secure the foundation thread of orange cotton perle.
The foundation fabric is a hand dyed 18cnt Aida
This section of the sampler was worked February 2010.
This area on 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…
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