Saturday, January 26, 2013

Black sampler

Last Sunday I shared a photo of my black sampler while it was damp stretching. In the last few days I took lots of photo’s and a scan, so now I can share the details too. This is a donut bead with detached chain stitches in cotton a broder.
Crossed buttonhole stitches in perle 8 and berry stitches in cotton a broder.
At the left linked double chain in wool, at the right stacked Palestrina stitch in perle 5 and cotton a broder. Between those two lines I made oyster stitches in perle 8 and Algerian eyes with cotton a broder and Rainbow Gallery Treasure Braid.
The two rows at the left are single knotted buttonhole stitches with cotton a broder with buttonhole stitches below in Rainbow Gallery Treasure Braid. I added a bead to the knotted buttonhole stitch in the centre row. At the left a stacked up and down buttonhole stitch with cotton a broder and DMC 80.
I made a large ¼ buttonhole wheel cup in the bottom left corner with perle 8.
My complete sampler is here.

3 comments:

  1. so good to see close ups of all your stitches.

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  2. Mooi, al die detailfoto's. Het lijkt me trouwens heel lastig om te borduren op een zwarte ondergrond. Ik ben daar denk ik te kippig voor ;-0
    Fijn weekend en groetjes,
    Paula

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  3. You have made some nice combinations, especially the various buttonhole stitches make new looks. White thread on black fabric is striking, almost like chalk marks on a blackboard in school.

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