Samplers, embroidery doodle cloths and explorations of stitches

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Needlework sampler worked on linen

This is part of a band sampler which was stitched on 26 count linen in hand dyed threads of various weights of wool and cotton. A blackwork design is worked in Back stitch and other stitches included in the bands are, upright cross stitch pulled and unpulled, straight stitch, cross stitch, zig zag chain stitch, algerian eye stitch and double herringbone.