Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler detail 685

Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler detail 685

Sampler section 50I have always liked this little detail on  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler

It is very simple as it consists of two rows of buttonhole stitch shaped as a scallop and worked back to back. I used a hand dyed silk thread that has approximately the same thickness as #5 perle cotton.

The ribbon roses along the middle are worked in silk ribbon. They are called fargo roses and you can find a tutorial on how to work them here  They work up quickly and a bead in the middle finishes them off.

freeform needlework sampler



This section of the sampler was worked between March and May 2010.


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…

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  1. As I wasn’t one of your followers at that time in 2009, I didn’t know to comment on your Farago flower origin. As I went to your tutorial to see if it really was MY Fargo Flower from Judith Montanos class, I saw that DeCrow explained it accurately in her post of 5/12/2009. However, it was Fargo, ND and Judith also calls it Joyce Flower. How fun for me to hear how Judith explains it.

    Joyce Valley

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