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« on: September 25, 2009 07:54:49 AM »

I am working on an embroidery sampler.  It's going to be an eternal work in progress.  I was inspired by SharonB's sampler on pintangle.  I plan for my sampler to be 5.5 inches wide and however long it ends up.

So far, I've only worked this little redwork section, but I'm really liking it.  In this section, I am working only angular stitches, with no knots or round shapes at all.  With the exception of back stitch and straight stitch (which I'm using to define sections and emphasize the band shape, and also to rest my brain), I have tried to avoid repeating stitches, although I made one accidental repetition.  Here's a list of all the stitches I've used so far, by row:

1: back stitch
2: running stitch
3: back stitch
4: detached straight stitches, arranged like flower stems.
5: back stitch
6: half-cross stitch
7: chevron
8: half-cross, reversed
9: back stitch
10: fly stitch
11: cross stitch
12: detached straight stitches, stacked
13: back stitch
14: Bosnian stitch
15: sheaf stitch
16: back stitch
17: back stitch
18: straight stitch triangles (look at the left end of this row, I worked in the year, 2009)
19: Bosnian stitch, reversed
20: back stitch
21: St. George's cross stitch
22: back stitch
23: herringbone
24: buttonhole stitch
25: ermine stitch
26: zipper stitch
27: cross stitch
28: holbein stitch
29: back stitch
30: detached straight stitches
31 (in progress): back stitch
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009 08:03:51 AM »

this is so pretty! i love it

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2009 08:46:17 AM »

Wow! That's quite a commitment! It's lovely though.

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009 10:42:41 AM »

Very cool! This is a great idea. I tend to forget how many stitches there are and which ones I know how to do!

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009 11:16:57 AM »

That's really neat, love the way it looks and what a great way to be able to see stitches you can do. I would proudly hang this on a wall in my home.

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2009 11:35:55 AM »

 Grin Love!

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2009 12:44:25 PM »

Thanks!  It's been really, really fun to work on.  Once I finish the angled stitches, I'm going to start on stars and knots, then loops and curves.  It's really a nice way to break me out of my groove.
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2009 02:11:50 PM »

Wow that is so cool!
If I were to try a sampler of all the stitches I can do, it would be 4 whole lines long Tongue
Will you be doing it entirely in the redwork, or will you separate the curve & knot sections by color?

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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2009 02:52:39 PM »

I had planned to do them all in red, but your idea is really interesting!  I'm really liking the red though -- now I'm conflicted!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2009 07:06:14 AM »

That really is beautiful!  I've always loved redwork. Your work is absolutely perfect!

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