Friday, July 24, 2009

SS Band Sampler


I have finished stitching the last sampler of the Stitching Sister Counted Thread Band Sampler Round Robin.


This sampler is for Margaret, who has stitched the up/down tulip design at the top. For my band at the bottom, I tried to keep the flow of pink & green that seemed to be happening. I played with designs on graph paper first then decided the colour. The stitching started with two rows of 4 sided stitch, with 6 threads removed between the rows. I then needleweaved the remaining threads to keep them strong. Above the 4 sided stitch I worked groups of radiating straight stitches, while below is a row of large eyelets which have been outlined in back stitch. The top row was then mirrored below the eyelets.

I feel a little sad now that this is all over. I love stitching counted thread work of all types and this RR has been an excuse to venture out with colour & stitch combinations.

6 comments:

Christine said...

Jenny its looking really great. I hesitate to say it under the circumstances, but I think I should have it before it goes back overseas. I'm quite inspired by this one, I can see a real "direction" happening, and perhaps stitching on this one will spur me on with the others I still have? What do you think?
Christine.

Joan Elizabeth said...

It is fascinating to see the different styles. The round robin certainly injects an individuality in to the piece.

NormaH said...

Absolutely perfect for this sampler Jenny!!!!

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Maria del Valle said...

Beautiful and perfect work! I like it so much!

Maria del Valle

paddysdaughter said...

Lovely work Jenny - now to investigate the rest of your blog and links............Cheers, Sue