Samplers, embroidery doodle cloths and explorations of stitches

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Needlework sampler worked on hand dyed linen

This is part of a sampler which was stitched on a hand dyed 26 count linen foundation cloth.

Stitches from top to bottom include Montenegrin stitch, an arrangement of cross and straight stitch, another arrangement of straight stitch and half Algerian eye stitch, a blackwork design of back stitch, algerian eye and rhodes, back stitch, and then rows of threaded running stitch.