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My Band Sampler 12 – Details 525 to 528 February 7th, 2008

My Band Sampler 12

Spot one uses herringbone stitch in a a circular design inspired by Rosalie_sews’…the centre is buttonhole stitch and around the edge I used double knot stitch…yellow and varigated threads are 3 strands of cotton, purple thread is cotton pearl size 3.

Spot two is a pattern from Sharon’s sampler, I think the thread is silk and it has a very fine metalic thread running through it.

Spot three…When I saw the pattern in spot 2 I thought Fan….easier thought than done, it is not the shaped fan I set out to make, it is very bulky at the bottom, I didn’t expect the ribbed overlapping of the herringbone stitch to be so high and the stitches are to long not to be held down somehow…I wove a thread around the middle and found that I could pull the crossover threads lower and then continued to weave the rest of it, as it neared completion I started to like it more and more and I really like the scolloped edge, to form the scollops I wove the last 3 rows over and under the same threads and leaving the thread loose on the overweave…all the threads are 6 strands of stranded cotton.

herringbone fan step 1Spot fourTRying the fan again, this time I did the first stitch as a single herringbone and then filled in the curve with closed herringbone making bigger stitches on the outside curve…This time it is the shape I wanted (I drew the curve onto the fabric) and not as bulky, It was quick and easy to do and should embellish up nicely on a crazy block with extra stitches and beads…and maybe a thinner thread, thread used for this one is 6 strands of cotton.

The bottom row is a variation from Quiter Moments TAST stitchings…It plays with angleing the edge stitches up and down…thread is a cotton pearl size 3…I think that I am going to have to do another row of this one leaving room to add a trim that will emphasis the curve formed along the edge…time for bed……….